Mallimack

Along the Westray coast are hundreds of Fulmars’ nests. Their fluffy chicks are a constant surprise while scrambling among the rocks. They spit rancid fish oil at intruders, which explains their local name, Mallimack, or ‘bad mouth’. They are such a contrast with the elegant adults wheeling and swirling overhead.

Fulmar - The Hall fo Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They are the most adept of fliers. They will often ‘patrol’ the coastline and fly without a single flap of their wings.

Fulmar - The Hall fo Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They have effortless beauty. ‘Bad mouth’ doesn’t come anywhere near describing them.

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