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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Friday, 14 June 2013

Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Almost gull-like, this grey and white seabird is related to the albatrosses. It flies low over the sea on stiff wings, with shallow wingbeats, gliding and banking to show its white underparts then grey upperparts. At its breeding sites it will fly high up the cliff face, riding the updraughts. They will feed in flocks out at sea. They defend their nests from intruders by spitting out a foul-smelling oil.









56 comments:

  1. BOB bonsoir
    cet oiseau est très beau et avec ces fleurs quel beau décor
    Bonne soirée

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  2. Casi tan interesantes como el ave son esas plantas en floración que con frecuencia podemos encontrar en las zonas costeras. Un abrazo,

    Almost as interesting as the bird are those flowering plants can often be found in coastal areas. A hug,

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  3. Nice colouful setting for such a striking bird Bob...[;o)

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  4. Gorgeous seabird...looks so pretty nestled among the little flowers!

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  5. Hi Bob,
    excellent pictures...
    it is really sweet!

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  6. These are excellent photos, Bob. How could you get this perspective? Brilliant!

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  7. Great shots Bob, love the flower arrangement in the shots, sets it off well.

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    1. Yep, I loved the flower settings Marc.

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  8. Mooie foto's geweldig gezicht zo van dicht bij ik heb ook nieuwe kaarten op mijn spirituele blog gezet misschien leuk om een keer te kijken lieve groetjes Danielle

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  9. happy gull on a bed of flowers !
    beautiful

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  10. What a lovely setting for your darling fulmar!

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  11. quite a pretty thing! interesting beak!

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  12. What can i say Bob!!!Brilliant pictures!!!I love every day waching the gulls flying in the sky!
    Great close ups!!
    Dimi..

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  13. ¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

    Esplendido!!!
    Não sei o que é mais lindo, a ave ou as flores silvestres!!!!

    º°♪ Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos .♫º
    Brasil ✿⊱彡

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  14. so sweet!

    fantastic shots, dear bob!

    happy weekend my friend~

    p.s i also love your header.

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  15. Lieber Bob, eine wundervolle Bildserie.
    Einen schönen Tagesausklang wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  16. HI Bob Wonderful sets of shots and she has found a wonderful carpet of wild flowers to sit on. Margaret

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  17. Very nice and sharp pictures Bob.

    Wish you a good weekend.

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. Thanks Joop, and you have a beautiful weekend.

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  18. The bird looks so comfortable in those flowers. Gorgeous!

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  19. Hey Bob,
    What a great shots you show here!!
    Really amazing to see them so clear and close. Wonderful!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  20. Bob, amazing shots! I've never seen a Fulmar that close up before! The flowers really add to the shot too!

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  21. Hi Bob!
    Stunning serie of this beautiful bird.
    Have a nice weekend
    /Ingemar

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    1. Hi Ingemar, thanks for your comment, and have a pleasant weekend as well.

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  22. Hi Bob..Some CRACKING good shot's of the Fulmar, and a lovely setting for sure!!
    Now Bob Dylan well he may be on cracking or on crack or something for sure!! What was that all about anyway! hahahaha!!
    Grace

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  23. oooooOH!! Splendid Bob; beautiful seabird and to be sitting there with colourful wildflowers ... what a catch!

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  24. i was borried about no newesssssssssssss now i known all it is ok (sorry for foults in my engliish, kissesssssss)

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  25. These are so cute, a different angle.

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  26. Pretty much Bob!
    Fantastic.
    hug

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  27. Those are the most lovely photos. Interesting bill on that bird but I just adore the lovely whites and grays on those flowery slopes!

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  28. The Fulmar shots are marvelous.

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  29. Wow what a lovely picture. I especially fascinated the way bird lies on the flowers. I wonder what a pose.
    Have a lovely weekend :)

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  30. Bob good morning,
    I posted a blog about what is about to come, me yesterday
    Now my question to you, these things happen to you?
    We love of nature and all this is destroyed in an hour!!
    These gulls are still nice to rest but my birds are dead!!
    Dear greetings,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  31. Thats a great capture Bob ,it looks like it on the edge of a cliff.

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  32. Pardonne -moi cette longue absence. Je reviens ici avec un réel plaisir à la découverte de ton monde animal dont les photos sont stupéfiantes. Encore une série remarquable avec ce fulmar, aussi présent sur nos côtes.
    Belle journée à toi, Bob

    Amicalement

    Roger

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  33. Those photos are just sooooooooooooooo delightful!
    Did they spit on you????
    :-)

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  34. Hi Bob, I missed you
    Love those photos...so tender, so...Unique...
    xoxo
    BShell
    Now I' here
    blueshell.azurara.net

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  35. Beautifully these special birds.
    Here in the Netherlands they are not.
    Very well photographed, Bob.
    Have a great weekend.
    Regards, Irma

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    1. They need cliffs and the Netherlands has none of those Irma, as you know.

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  36. Great photos of this seabird looking so relaxed and gentle. Love your description of it flying and playing with the winds.

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  37. Wonderful photos Bob ! This bird is very pretty, and cute ! He is nice, laid down in the flowers ! :) His name is the same in french, "fulmar boréal", but we call him also "petrel"
    Nice week-end Bob ! Good weather for photos !

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  38. Wow, these are poster quality shots Bob! The exposure is spot on and those wildflowers really make the shot!!!

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  39. Exceptional close-up photographs of this cool looking bird! The floral background really enhance the images.

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  40. Cudownie wygląda ptak wśród kwiatów. Pozdrawiam.
    Looks wonderful bird among the flowers. Yours.

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