Howick Hall was our pitstop today and after a lovely walk around the gardens we decided to pop to Howick Scar to see if we could see any nesting birds. Through my binoculars which as everyone knows are a bit dodgy I scanned the many nesting birds for any new 'ticks'. Mike spotted a Fulmar and we headed down the not too safe path to get a better look and hopefully a picture. I was happily snapping away when Mike pointed out that the birds I was photographing were not Fulmars ......oops another bloomer. I think the birds above are 'Common Gulls' if I'm wrong then please let me know. Any way I was determined to get a shot of the Fulmars which Mike was pointing out all over the cliff but which eluded my binoculars and camera. I perservered and continued to scan the cliffs and Yipee a Fulmar at last. Patience definitely paid dividends this week and once I knew what I was looking for there was a few pairs dotted about.
I plan to spend an afternoon there very soon with new binoculars and scope ( at last) and bigger lens for the camera.