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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Guillemots [Uria aalge]

The UK's coasts have many stretches of sheer cliffs where seabirds breed and the guillemot is one of the most numerous birds in the great 'seabird cities'. It comes to land only to nest, spending the rest of its life at sea, where it is vulnerable to oil spills. Dark brown and white, not as black as the similar razorbill, it has a 'bridled' form with a white ring round the eye and stripe behind it.




42 comments:

  1. Hi Bob, awesome shots of the Guillemots. Do I see a blue egg mixed in the white eggs? Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Yes, it is strange, there was a load of Razorbills Eileen.

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  2. Hola Bob,una toma muy bonita de esta colonia de Araos.Un fuerte abrazo y feliz fin de semana.

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  3. Wow Bob, you were too close to the edge! :) Awesome captures.

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  4. Great shots of the Guillemots, I haven't had the pleasure of seeing them. They share the mystique of the black and white with the penguins, I suppose from below the white blends in with the sky. I like the white eye ring and streak, it gives them a cute expression.

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  5. As always, beautiful shots of the birds--- and thanks for the Renbourn cut--delightful.

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    1. Shame he just died, a great musician.

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  6. Hi Bob, stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post.

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  7. A beautiful sight to witness Bob. Nice shots.

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  8. Super pictures. Love that we can see the eggs.

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  9. How amazing. I wonder whether they ever get their eggs confused?

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  10. They are beautiful, Bob!
    Their marking remind me very much of a penguin! :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

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  11. And the eggs are just sitting there! How do they know whose is whose? Great photos.

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  12. Bob, Wow, great shots! You must have been right on the edge for these ones!

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  13. Amazing they can be so numerous...considering how they lay their eggs, eh.

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  14. Very beautiful to see. Lovely birds!

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  15. Such handsome birds in their black and white plumage. These are terrific shots, Bob.

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  16. I see a colorful egg on the last picture !

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  17. WOW! Gorgeous breathtaking photos Bob! :-) Love your Sunday! :-)

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  18. HI Bob I see one of your comments was about a blue egg. Well theGuuillemots eggs can vary in colour and this is quite common. Lovely shots. Have a great week ahead Bob

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  19. Interesante el detalle de esa zona de nidificación del arao. Has conseguido fotografiar con todo detalle hasta los huevos sobre el acantilado.
    Un abrazo,

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  20. My friend Bob,

    Your post is the post of the week in the land of Internet.

    Warm greetings from Volos.
    Yannis Politopoulos

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  21. Impressionante!
    Imaginava que eles ficavam com os ovos sob os pés o tempo todo.

    Boa semana!!!
    Beijinhos para todos.♩♫ه° ·.
    ♩♫ه° ·.

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  22. Beautiful pics of those seabirds, Bob!

    Our dependence on fossil fuels is so depressing.
    ~

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  23. Yes, we must get rid of it, fossil fuels is the death. Only the rich will benefit from it.

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  24. Wonderful pictures of these beautiful birds Bob!
    I have never seen before!Magnificent shots!!
    Dimi...

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  25. Really very beautiful shots.

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  26. fantastic shots!!!!

    www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  27. Awesome pictures! Weel done, Bob!
    Have a great day!
    Natallia Jolliet
    http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hi Bob.. Nice pictures of these beautiful birds.. Congrats..

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  29. This is a species that I've never seen, Bob.
    And you caught a lot of them together.
    It's an injustice, it is... :-)))
    Best regards,
    JR

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  30. Wonderful photos, I never seen like this.

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