Tuesday 27 April 2010

'Orange' Fulmar.

With a Chiffchaff singing behind my house this morning, I decided I had to find out what else I'd been missing while at work. After walking many miles around Burravoe and the coastline, the tally stood at; 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Swallows, 20 Purple Sandpipers and 3 Dunlin. Also 4 Otters playing in the seaweed. Unfortunately they were down wind of me and there was no way to sneak up on them for pics... Now why is it that a mammal that eats fish, and rolls around in smelly seaweed can still smell me from 50' away? On second thoughts, not sure I really want to know the answer to that one!

Now we occasionally get 'Blue' Fulmars up here, but this is the first 'Orange' one I've seen. Anybody got any ideas on this stain?


  1. Possibly from a newly copper treated salmon cage net. Have seen orange headed seals in the past.

  2. Ah! that makes sence... One other suggestion was that it had hurled on itself (makes a change from me then!)