Friday, 11 January 2013

Love is in the air!

Although winter has not revealed its icy grip yet, Fulmars on and around Cullernose Point are already returning to their nest sites and actively rekindling their relationships.
These are likely to be the older breeding birds using their experience to pre-empt any issue over the right to a nesting site.
So as we contemplate what still might be in store for us on the weather front, Fulmars are perhaps reminding us, that spring is around the corner!


  1. Hi Mick, you know, I dont think Fulmars actually breed at Howick / Cullernose. I've never seen neither egg nor young here, though lots of birds sit around looking the part! Maybe 2013 will be the year...

    1. Oops! showing my ignorance of local knowledge - thanks Stewart:

      Fulmars are notorious for long "engagements" are they not?

  2. They are very long lived. If you see definite breeding there let me know...I would like a look.