Fledgling Kittiwakes are littering the inlets and cliffs of Westray. They seem like they are playing, delighted with their wings, whirling around the cliffs with the thrill of every new experience.

One is sitting on the cliffs minding its own business when another lands far too close to it and gives a warning call which causes it to launch itself from the cliffs.

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

They also seem to be enjoying hierarchy and dominance displays as well.

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