About half way down there is an small "inlet" in the cliff that allows a good view along towards Hope Point. From here the large cliff fall was evident. From this height it is difficult to appreciated the scale of the fall, but judging by the distance it had spread towards the sea and the size of some of the chunks it was a major event.
While I was looking along the rocks I noticed a black "something" on about half way up the cliff. In fact there were three "things" on small ledges on the cliff face.
Zooming in (and this photo is "stretched" to the limit) it was easy to make out that they were Cormorants.
When I was fitter it did several walks along the shore, at low tide, between St Margaret's and Kingsdown, and there are more ledges than are visible from any vantage point. I counted over 20 Cormorants on these ledges but I have never before found a place to see any from the top.
I got a little closer, but such is my fear of heights, I didn't get too near to the edge. My suspicion is that these ledges are sufficiently large to allow nesting, but they are difficult to assess from the top, and I'm not able to do the walk along the bottom any more, as it required too much scrambling. A boat trip would be good though.
There was a lot of activity on the sea, with several Cormorants among large numbers of gulls, actively feeding in tight groups. I presume that there are some good shoals of small fish not far off shore at the moment.
The place I was watching from is near a well used Fulmar nesting hole, and I've photoed them here several times before. Fulmars have a good life expectancy and it is conceivable that each year I photo the same bird sitting here. I was surprised when suddenly the breast of a second bird came into view, I had though the the mate of this bird was one of those that kept flying up to the hole.