Friday, 25 June 2021

Shetland Fulmar

Fulmars are the masters of the air and are in fact small albatross species.

There is a slight decrease in numbers around Shetland but they are perhaps one of the commonest seabirds on the cliffs.

If you get too close they shoot out a very smelly liquid from the tube on top of the beak, this is regurgitated food
The nests are no much to speak about, usually a hollow or small stones

They are very inquisitive coming very close to the observer and just glide around

 Hoddie crow nest near the fulmar nests

Crows, gulls and skua are always on the look out for eggs or very young birds, so its no surprise they nest so close

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