3 days in Northumberland - Fulmar
Having taken a limited number of Fulmar shots at Bempton Cliffs earlier in the year, I was keen to try again. At first glance, these birds look like gulls, but are actually related to the albatrosses. Fulmars are unique in that they have distinctive nasal passages at the top of their bills, which can be seen in the photographs below.
The opportunity to photographt Fulmars presented itself on my final day, with a sunny day on Staple Island. There were three very obliging birds that sat for portraits. Two of the birds then had a quick sparring session whilst the third circled in big arching circles overhead, providing nice opportunities for flight shots.
This pair of Fulmar then started sparring providing a series of good interaction shots (more can be found in my Seabirds Gallery).
The blue sky provided a nice back drop for flight shots.
More Fulmar shots can be found here