Fulmar Fun at Rottingdean

I had to go down to Rottingdean at lunchtime today and grabbed a quick half hour along the cliff walk. The weather wasn’t great, but the fulmars more than made up for that with an excellent and very typical show. Here are a few shots.


Typical shot of a fulmar cruising the cliff face in search of a landing site.


Occasionally they fly circuits in pairs. These two were close enough to share the frame.

fulmar on cliff

When not flying, they nestle up close against the cliff face.

three fulmars

Domestic bliss. It’s unusual for them to be this calm.


Time to go!


We have lift off!


Coming right at you!


Love Birds!

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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  1. Robin February 10, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

    Words, beautiful images and beautiful captures!

    • Words February 11, 2015 at 11:33 pm #

      Robin, thanks!