I have spent the last two weeks back in Cornwall and during this time I have spent several days on the north coast photographing fulmars.
This one has already started the foundations of its nest. I watched it as it picked up tiny stones and positioned them neatly around itself
Many of the fulmars will make use of the holes and burrows on the cliff edge making them a perfect spot to shelter and raise their young.
In flight their broad and almost parallel wings set them apart from other seabirds.
You can watch them glide and swoop up and down the cliff edge. They seem to have a circuit which they repeat over and over again by flying up and along the side of the cliff, down back over the sea, then back up to the cliff again.
The ever changing weather on the coast shows thick fog over the sea to perfectly clear blue skies over marram grass covered dunes.