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

Fulmars

Fulmars look like gulls but aren’t. Look closer and they have strange adapted bills with tubes on their noses. Their countershading colouration …

Fulmar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Majestic Fulmar

Fulmars historically bred on the isolated island of St. Kilda. They spread into northern Scotland in the 19th century, and to the …

Fulmar

A one egg policy

Fulmars have a strict one egg policy. There are 500,000 breeding pairs in the UK though, so perhaps that’s just as well.

Fulmar

Casting a shadow upon yourself

Evolution is a wonderful thing. Being grey above and white below is a classic countershading strategy used by many seabirds and often …

Seabird City

Seabird City

Noup Head, the RSPB reserve, is seabird city. Here is a Fulmar, crouching  ungainly on the cliffs, waiting to wheel into the air.

Mallimack

Mallimack

A Fulmar glides past like a flying boat over the Knowe o’ Skea on Westray.