Thursday, 27 March 2014

Black Guillemots at Bangor

These photographs were taken last month and I thought I had better show you them now as my Black Guillemots will be returning any day in summer plumage to breed at Bangor Pier.  Apart from the last 2 shots where the Black Guillemots have practically turned into their breeding plumage (same day shots), the rest are still in their winter plumage.  I wanted you to see how different they looked from winter to summer plumage.











I hoped you enjoyed seeing the difference in these Auks plumage from season to season.   I have resisted going down to the pier recently as I have so much catching up of my photographs and I know I would not be able to resist photographing these “Bangor Penguins”, as we call them!

Thank you for visiting.


Many thanks for comment on any of my posts.

22 comments:

  1. Easily mistaken for a penguin if they are standing on a white beach in the snow.

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  2. HI Adrian If you see these little guys walking along the pier, you would think 'Penguin'. No beach, no snow! I will try and get a video this year of of them doing this. I think it looks hilarious. Thanks for visit. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Beauty Margaret, the difference is quite outstanding. Superb photographs.

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  4. HI Bob Glad you like seeing the different plumages in these birds and thanks for comment

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  5. The difference is amazing but beautiful. Lovely shots of the Guillemots, Margaret!

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    1. HI Eileen Glad I showed you the different plumage. Amazing isn't it! Thanks for comment.

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  6. These are great birds - I have only seen them a couple of times - never lived in the right part of the world for them to be a regular. I did not know that their plumage changed so much.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. HI Yes it is a amazed how much they change but I am looking forward to have our 'Bangor Penguins' back for the summer. Thanks for comment.

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  7. Hi there Margaret!
    That was a big difference with the birds plumage!
    Great photos! I have not seen those birds IRL:
    Greetings Pia

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    1. Thanks for comment. Glad you liked the post.

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  8. Great photos Margaret and very interesting to see the difference in plumages :)

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    1. Many thanks for your comments and gladd you liked seeing the diffenence in the plumage.

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  9. Thanks so much for your Brambling comment and I have amended accordingly. I've never seen one so very excited. Love your Guillemots.

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  10. HI Em Yes it is exciting that you have seen a Brambling. I have not seen 1 this year and they properly will be leaving soon however a friend yesterday told me he had 3 in his garden! Glad you liked the Guillemots and thanks for comment.

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  11. Lovely looking birds Margaret. On my list 'to see'.

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  12. Hi Margaret, how interesting; I would have thought they were two different birds. Enjoy your day!

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  13. They look a bit scruffy in their winter attire Margaret but much sharper dressed for summer!...[;o)

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  14. The Guillemots have such a sweet face ... they remind me a little of the Grebes because of their little short bodies ... they look like something that should have a key and needs to be wound up periodically. Adorable, Margaret.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  15. Gorgeous birds - and I love both their outfits. Nice to know that other species have 'mating plumage'. We could learn from them too...

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  16. WOW!!!! Epic birds that have epic pics! You are so lucky to see all of these amazing birds. Someday.......someday:) Keep spotting and snapping gorgeous photos of your birds. You expose me to many new mystery birds that I've never seen in my life.

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  17. What wonderful plumage! Thanks for the different views of these lovely birds.

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