However, having to scan the cliffs with a little more care than at some locations seemed to make finding one (or even better two!) much more fun. Good old Fratercula arctica seemed to the bird that most people had come to see on the cliffs, so I will start with this good value bird.
For those of you who have not seen puffins, they are rather short and stout birds, about 30cm high, with rather short looking wings. In flight they look rather hectic, with very rapid wing beats. When ever I see them flying (which is not often) I can't held but be reminded of winged footballs!
The first shot here is my favourite, as the stance the bird has taken seems to play into the hands of those of us who would put human thoughts into these comical birds. It seems to me that the bird is thinking 'its a very long way down!'
There will be lots more bird shots from these cliffs in the weeks to come.
Now its over to you - click the blue button to link up and off you go. Numbers were back up last week, so maybe a few bird bloggers have returned from their summer migrations! Cheers SM.