Beth – King of Scandinavia
Recently I wrote about the guillemots and have noticed that the gannets have their own feature, therefore I have decided that it is about time the fulmars got a blog all to themselves too.
Their colouration often gets them mistaken for gulls at a distance but it is their grace that stands them apart. They are such balletic birds sweeping close over the ocean surface, undulating with the waves without ever seeming to get even a wing tip wet.
They, like the albatross, are part of the tubenose family. Like their larger cousins they spend so much time over the open ocean that they drink the seawater. Too much salt isn’t good for anyone, man or animal, and using their tubenoses (which are actually elongated nostrils) they excrete the excess salt.
We see fulmars on nearly every trip; so if you would also like to see this elegant bird then come and join us on the King of Scandinavia.