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Bullers of Buchan

The Bullers of Buchan is about 6 miles south of Peterhead where I have been staying, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  The collapsed sea cave forms a circular chasm known as “the pot,” that plunges about 30 meters deep and is adorned with a natural archway through which the sea rushes in.

After passing some more lovely scenery…

…we reach our destination:  Bullers of Buchan.

The dramatic coastal cliffs that provide nesting sites for a plethora of seabird colonies, including puffins, kittiwakes, fulmars, razorbills, shags, and guillemots, along with other bird species like herring gulls and great black-backed gulls. Eider ducks and gannets also grace the area with their presence, while grey seals and dolphins can be spotted offshore.

…although, just like when I was in Iceland and everyone around me saw the puffins, alas, all I saw then – and now – were seagulls.  A competent bird-spotter I am not.

~ Bella

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