This blog has photos of birds and other animals taken by a birder and amateur photographer. Included are personal photos and other photos taken on our trips: people, landscapes, nature, museums, etc.
Included are photos from the following countries:
- United States
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Grand Cayman
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
BREEDING BLACK GUILLEMOT, CUTLER HARBOR,CUTLER,MAINE, 8/12/2019
We can ID this Alcid as a Black Guillemot as follows:
Black plumage with a large white patch on the wings
Long and slender black bill
The Black Guillemot is resident in much its range, but large populations from the high Arctic migrate southwards in winter. Unlike other Alcids, the Black Guillemot prefers to forage in relatively shallow near-shore waters. The Black Guillemot is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 914.