For me, the Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is the archetypal cliff-top bird. As a kid I nerd saw birds like Puffins or Razorbills - but I do have clear memories of seeing Fulmar. I can never see them now without thinking of the phrase 'I can't bend my wings' as I see their wonderful 'stiff-winged' flight as being the easiest way of separating them from gulls.
These pictures were all taken at or around Marwick Head on the Mainland Island of Orkney. The birds are related to Albatros and are part of the 'tube nose' group of birds. You can see the tube noses in some of these pictures.
Compared to some of my recent posts, this bird is doing reasonably well, and is expanding its breeding range.
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