Kittiwake nesting colony, Souter stack

Kittiwake nesting colony, Souter stack

Observation - Kittiwake nesting colony, Souter stack - UK and Ireland. Description: ‘Life on the edge’ seems to be a fitting caption to this colony of Kittiwakes with nests precariously wedged into stones along the stack edge. Medium sized gull with yellow bill and dark eyes. Grey back and I always look for distinctive black wingtips; so

‘Life on the edge’ seems to be a fitting caption to this colony of Kittiwakes with nests precariously wedged into stones along the stack edge. Medium sized gull with yellow bill and dark eyes. Grey back and I always look for distinctive black wingtips; some guides describe wingtips as “looking like they have been dipped in ink. Photo 7 shows the stack and it is almost exclusively Kittiwakes nesting down the side.