Fowlsheugh

In our quest for puffins, and our mild success of spotting two puffins at Bullers of Buchan, we headed out to Fowlsheugh, which is a coastal nature reserve just south of Stonehaven, and is well known for it’s high cliffs and the thousands and thousands of seabirds which nest here.

If you’re lucky enough to find a space to park in the car park, then before you head through the obvious trail to the cliffs, be sure to head just down the road past the houses to check out some of the smaller cliffs and also the small waterfall.

DSC_0459

DSC_0482

DSC_0475

DSC_0507

DSC_0526

DSC_0489

After checking out the waterfall, and annoying some guys who were fishing, we headed back up the hill, through a gate, and started walking along the cliffs.

If you can’t bare the smell and the noise of the thousands of birds, or the height of the cliffs, then maybe it isn’t the place for you, but if you’re here to spot some puffins and love playing Where’s Wally?, then this is definitely the place for you!

We walked all the way along the cliff trail until the end, stopping wherever we could to try and catch a glimpse of puffins, but sadly, no joy.

DSC_0538

DSC_0620

DSC_0543

DSC_0566

We had been sat in the same spot at the cliff edge at the end of the trail for about half an hour or so, when I started to pack up my things and Emma somehow managed to spot some orange amongst the birds on the cliff, and rightly so, a puffin!

Here it is in all it’s glory!

DSC_0590

DSC_0603

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s