Saturday, September 3, 2011

Aberrant guillemot

Found this dead, aberrant guillemot on the beach at Båstad on 27/8. The bare part colouration is fantastic. The bill was really pink and the legs are paler than normal too. There have been several recent records of yellow-billed guillemots in the UK in recent years. Would have been nice to see this one alive, but so many of the unusual August influx of guillemots are turning up dead at the moment.

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