Fantastic Seabird and Coastal Flower Walk in June

Posted by on July 4, 2014

Cliff tip walk_2014 4We had a great turn out for the evening walk in early June with 25 people led by Tamara, Joanna and Chris. We saw great spring cliff flowers including some splendid heath spotted orchids in full flower.

All the common breeding seabirds (guillemots, razorbills, shags, and various types of gull) were seen from the path, with some impressive flying displays from fulmars and some passing gannets. The setting sun gave us a spectacular show but shining right into our eyes did interfere with views of the birds.

PuffinsThe fantastic summer weather has coincided with the seabird breeding season¬†and the numbers seem to be similar to previous years meaning that our colonies don’t seem to have suffered too badly despite the winter storms with wrecks of large numbers of auks. Puffins have put in an appearance around Bawden Rocks again even allowing a couple of distant photos.

Most people also then enjoyed sampling the hospitality in the Driftwood to round off an enjoyable evening. Thank you to all those who came along, and if you would like to join us on our next Cliff Top walk, check out our Events page for details.