Gary Faulkner

Gary Faulkner

Posted on 09/15/2014


Photo taken on September 14, 2014


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"Blue" Fulmar

"Blue" Fulmar
Dark phase birds are uncommon around the UK but more common in arctic waters. As a fan of Fulmars, it was a thrill to see this alongside the boat

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Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
A nice set, Gary. Are these from your trip to the Shetland Islands?
3 years ago.
Gary Faulkner has replied to Levina de Ruijter
Hi Levina, no, they were actually taken from a cruise organised by the RSPB from the Yorkshire town of Bridlington last weekend. Sooty Shearwaters are regular in the North Sea in small numbers at this time of year but this was the first time in three trips that I have actually seen one. I believe the "blue" Fulmar was a first for them. We also saw a great skua and both velvet and common scoters (at considerable range) as well as Gannets and an assortment of Auks and Gulls obviously
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Gary Faulkner
Interesting, Gary. So funny, I just learned of the Bempton Cliffs a few days ago and had been looking at ways to get there and at local lodging facilities, most of which were in Bridlington, a town I had not heard of before this weekend. And here you are, mentioning it!

I thought those Bempton Cliffs were interesting as I believe it's the only location were Gannets breed on the main land? But I looked at the place on google maps and thought that those cliffs were awfully high and steep and that a boat ride would give a far better view of the birds there.

Anyway, I just thought it a funny coincidence. :)
3 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
SUPERBE !
3 years ago.