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.
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.
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!