A window into the world of the National Trust for Scotland Rangers at St Abbs.
Monday, 6 June 2016
Its definitely nature red in tooth and claw out there on the cliffs. The crows and jackdaws are scaring the kittiwakes off their eggs so that they can feed on them whilst still in the nest. The herring gulls are also stealing kittiwake plus guillemot eggs - some are strewn around their nests, and some are up on the cliff tops. And there is predation of some of the adults too. Peregrines take some of the kittiwakes, and in the last few days the remains of a fulmar have been left on the cliff top near Nunnery Point, most probably predated by a fox. Liza.