Bird Life on the Cliff Face
The cliff face, the shoreline, and the And the grassland on the cliff top is an important food source particularly during the breeding season.
I watched a pair of nesting starlings feeding there brood one sunny afternoon last summer. The adults were never gone from the nest for more than a couple of minutes, journeying back and forth between their nest in a crevice just above the rear splashback and the top of the cliff.
The photograph to the right shows the starling entering its nest.
Pigeons and seagulls also commonly roost and nest in the crevices of the cliff, and many other species, such as oyster catchers, are visitors to the Undercliff. The pied wagtail is a common sight and so is the meadow pipit.