Saturday, 21 December 2013

Horizontal Rain, Wet Feet and the Search For Our Smallest Birds

High winds, heavy driving rain! There was only one place to wander to.
The cliffs are always a great place to be but when the weather misbehaves it is incredible. Not the easiest place to take photographs today though as the 50mph winds were coming straight off of the sea. Regardless of the weather, there were still people about and all were smiling, seemingly surprised to find another fool braving the conditions. A fair number of sea birds were enjoying the weather too, with Fulmars soaring effortlessly above the violent sea. Slightly inland, sheltered from the worst of the weather I managed to spend a while in the company of a single Firecrest, one of our smallest birds.




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