Sunday, 26 May 2013

Cliff-top Walks and Purbeck Auks

The cliffs that form the southern edge of the Isle of Purbeck are home to great assortment of seabirds. Among these are the Auks (Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins) and they can be seen, if you're lucky, from the coast path that runs along the cliffs.
At this time of year, great rafts of Guillemots can be seen on the sea below the cliffs, with smaller numbers of Razorbills mingled amongst them. 
Puffins are a little more difficult to spot and it is probably easier if you take one of the bird spotting tour boats but they can be seen just west of Dancing Ledge if you are patient.

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