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Fulmar, Fulmaris glacialis


Status

Rare, 13 records of 15 individuals.

Usually storm blown, especially between February and April, with other birds turning up on clear days in May and June and in the autumn. Has perhaps become more frequent in recent years, with 8 records since 2000 making it an almost annual visitor. As with other seabirds inland, Fulmars are relentlessly harassed by gulls and this is often a good way to locate an inland seabird. Apparently the reason for this is due to the foul smell of seabirds!

Records

Highest count

3 on 1 March 2001 with two the next day.

Photos


All material copyright Jono Leadley 2006