“Doctor Ulgyarkov found himself, unexpectedly, in the Nest itself.”
(Or maybe it should be “quite unexpectedly”.)
Oh, those wacky vaguely Eastern European scientists with small tinted spectacles! What amusing scrapes will they get into next? Poor Ulgyarkov looks remarkably cheerful about the whole thing, but I suppose this was a quicker and easier way up than actually climbing up the cliff. The field biologists definitely lead much more interesting lives than the lab coated homebodies usually depicted in these pages.
Of course, we could all be victims of “caption bias” (I just made that up) and this could actually be a picture of a large bird who is having a very strange day.