Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Three Islands in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

17th - 21st June .

For a birdwatcher and wildlife photographer there is nothing quite as exciting as visiting a seabird colony and these three small island in the Firth of Forth just of North Berwick,Scotland ,offered up a real treat to the senses, with the sight , sound and smell of thousands of seabirds nesting on the cliffs. We visited Fidra, Craigleith and the Bass Rock as well as nearby St.Abbs Head. It was great being so close to Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and Kittiwakes among others ,and the sheer joy of being among  the 150.000 Gannets on Bass Rock, somewhere I'd always wanted to go. Lots of photos.
Bass Rock

Bass Rock

St. Abbs Head



Puffin pair

Puffin classic pose with Sandeels

Puffin incoming

Puffin flyby

Puffin flight


Razorbill and chick

Razorbill with Sandeels




Kittiwake with nest material

Kittiwake on nest

Kittiwake scrap

Nesting Shag

Shag and young

Lesser Black Backed Gull on nest

Herring Gull

Herring Gull newly hatched chick and egg

Fulmar flight



Gannet aggression

Gannets Bass Rock

Gannets fishing

Gannets fishing

VERY close Gannet

Gannet preening

Gannet with nest material

Gannet preening

Gannet diving

Gannet Bass Rock.