NF1099 : A proud Fulmar Petrel of St Kilda

taken 29 years ago, near to Oisebhal [hill or Mountain], Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

A proud Fulmar Petrel of St Kilda
A proud Fulmar Petrel of St Kilda
The islanders sold the Fulmar feathers to the British Army as they were effective in countering bed lice. The oil exuded by the bird was sold as a cure for rheumatism and the meat like that of the Puffin was a favoured food source. The Fulmar like the Albatross is a "tubenose" having a "tube" atop its beak through which it can shoot a vile oil with such precision as to separate a gnat from its eye.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 May, 1988   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 March, 2008
Category
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 100 993 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:48.8052N 8:34.2642W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 100 994
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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