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A Peering of Birdwatchers (2)

The twitchers found plenty of interest in the birds on the cliffs and were quiet happy to allow the ill-equipped to view their spottings. I was hoping for a close view of a scantily-clad female or even a great white shark but all I saw were some birds ;) The cliffs drop straight down nearly 400ft to the sea. 

A Peering of Birdwatchers (2)

The twitchers found plenty of interest in the birds on the cliffs and were quiet happy to allow the ill-equipped to view their spottings. I was hoping for a close view of a scantily-clad female or even a great white shark but all I saw were some birds ;) The cliffs drop straight down nearly 400ft to the sea. 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Aug 2014, 00:39
I think the collective pronoun might be "squinting", Alan.

I suppose you will soon have a mini-series on scantily-clad females...
Alan: Good suggestion, Ray, but I'm sorry to dash your hopes of a possible series.
i know a bit about how they feel Alan... i did the same thing at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland... and i didn't need a tripod....petersmile
Alan: Thanks, Peter. I suppose the expert watchers like to study their subject in detail.
smile Great shot, Alan!!!
Alan: Thanks, Elizabeth. I enjoyed the spectacle of the thousands of birds.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Aug 2014, 06:21
I thought for one moment this was an outing of the Scumsville Suicide Club having a break before a final leap of faith..
Alan: No need to go there; the club members would just remain attached to their favourite branch of King McBurgerKFC and continue to stuff themselves until they explode.
This kind of "spotting" just boggles my mind, Alan.
Alan: It was fascinating to see the thousands of birds on the rocky ledges. Thanks, Ginnie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Aug 2014, 06:56
Lol at Chris! I'm surprised to see such a crowd of tourists and birdwatchers on this island - almost more crowdy on one place than around Stonehenge! In my imagination I imagined you being alone with the wild sea, the dramatic clouds, the crying birds and your dear tripod - and in the background the music of Mendelssohns "Hebrides". The view down nearly 400ft to the ocean is magnificant, indeed!
Alan: There were just a few groups around the "hot spots" but the island is big enough to absorb the 103 people and still give that feeling of peace and solitude. Thanks, Philine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Aug 2014, 08:03
Perhaps you missed a peregrine, Alan
Alan: There are all sorts of birds on the ledges; a great spectacle. Thanks, Listl.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Aug 2014, 09:16
I have a dreadful fear of going anywhere near cliff edges Alan. In my opinion some of these people are too close for my comfort.
Alan: If they're too close to you for your comfort, just push them aside wink
Obsession takes them to the brink
Alan: Hahaha.. yes!
Those here got beautiful scenery along with their birds. You got it all.
Alan: I was interested in the spectacle but did not have the right size of lens to get any detailed short os the birds.
I don't think I could go as close to the edge as some of them, although it would hinder one seeing the no doubt magnificent sights down below.
Alan: You're right, Brian. I, too, have a point of comfort and beyond that is best avoided. If I'm sat down, I can get up to the edge but not stood up.

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