by Paul Webster » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:29 am
Route description: Troup Head, near Pennan
Date walked: 11/04/2014
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At the eastern end of the clifftop path there are views over a few puffin burrows, though we didn't see any from up here today. From the western end - past some scary viewpoints - there is a stunning spot to watch the gannets both on the cliffs and flying in and around.
There seemed to be some not particularly friendly behaviour going on!
I think this is part of a courtship dance:
Some were bringing in material for nest-building (or flying with material to dry it). I'm not sure if they could see where they were going:
After heading back we took a boat trip (with Puffin Cruises) out from Macduff to see the cliffs from the bottom as well.
Plenty of lovely cliff scenery on the trip out:
The boat was joined by a pod of 3 dolphins as well:
Troup Head looks impressive on the approach, and white with guano:
Courtship dance from the sea:
We did see a couple of puffins though they swam into the wrong spot for the light!
For anyone with any interest in birds, the short walk is unmissable. I'd highly recommend the boat trip as well
by tweedledog » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:24 am
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by Paul Webster » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:36 am
This is the old Nikon D7000, but with a Sigma 150-500mm lens (apart from the one of the boat). It seems quite sharp at 500mm in the centre even at 100%, which is pretty good when you compare the price to other brands of similar lens!
by GueVargas » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:37 pm
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by Paul Webster » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:31 am
BTW I think the "unfriendly behaviour" might have been mating.
Yes - I think you are right.
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