Fulmars at Rottingdean

I’ve barely touched the camera recently, but the day was clear and I had a chance to get down to Rottingdean for an hour or so. It was windy, and the tide was coming in.

The cliffs at Saltdean (seen from Rottingdean), East Sussex

The cliffs at Saltdean (seen from Rottingdean), East Sussex

The fulmars were nestling in the wintering cliff-side nests, enjoying the relatively mild weather.

Two fulmars and a pigeon on the cliffs at Rottingdean

Two fulmars and a pigeon on the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmars in nesting site at Rottingdean, East Sussex

Fulmars in nesting site at Rottingdean, East Sussex

Fulmar flying along the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmar flying along the cliffs at Rottingdean

Fulmar (click to enlarge)

Fulmar (click to enlarge)

There weren’t many other birds of note around (herring gulls and a few black-headed gulls) so the final shot is of Brighton given a little bit of a postcard treatment.

Brighton, viewed from Rottingdean with the marina in the mid-ground and the i-sore/i-360 in the distance.

Brighton, viewed from Rottingdean with the marina in the mid-ground and the i-sore/i-360 in the distance.

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.

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6 Comments

  1. Felix December 30, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Oh, wow. What a view in the last photo. That’s really something.

    • Words January 4, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

      Felix, thanks!

  2. Darko December 31, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    Nice sunny day is for sure a reason to go out and make some photos. Hope your area is not affected with latest floods, I guess it is more to the north.

    • Words January 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

      Hi Darko, we’ve had plenty of rain, but no floods here. We’re too far south (plus we’re high up!). It’s been very wet and windy, but nothing worse than that.

      • Darko January 7, 2016 at 1:02 am #

        Sounds like Vancouver 😀 They say we are not tanning here but rusting 😀

        • Words January 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

          LOL! It figures. 😀