Saturday, 7 May 2016

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Black Guillemot

The other day I went down to the pier in my town and found these Black Guillemots in the harbour.  They are here to nest in the nest holes in the pier. They seemed to have paired up and I a sure will be breeding soon.





I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

PS.  Since publishing this post, I have decided to show you a VIDEO on them walking on Bangor Pier on Tuesday's post (WB Wednesday) as they are so comical.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all who leave comments.

38 comments:

  1. I love seeing these walk about. Comical birds.

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    1. Adrian I will be posting a video of them walking on Tuesday (WBW) especially for you.

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    2. Adrian I am post a video of them walking on Tuesday especially for you.

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  2. Such stylish birds - and I love those very red legs and feet.

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  3. Don't see those here. :-(

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  4. want to swimm with these lovely birds * called in french guillemot à miroir = guillemot with mirror :)

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  5. a wonderful series of photos Margaret! Happy weekend!

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  6. Margaret, it has been a while since I've seen these seafarers so thanks for sharing your pics.

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    1. Frank I will be posting a video of them walking on Tuesday (WBW)

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  7. Hi Margaret,
    Beautiful pictures of the black guillemot.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. I love their little red feet.

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  9. Beautiful and interesting birds to have so close by. How did the holes get into the piers? I assume they were intentionally placed to attract these birds.

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    1. Black Guillemots have been nesting in Bangor MAny many years and used to use the old pier. However this is a new pier and when being build, they built into it the 3 feet long nest holes. Since that time, more and more B. Guillemots are coming to bred here and more nest boxes have been added on another pier next to this one.

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    2. A very bird-friendly port indeed!

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  10. Hello Margaret, The Black Guillemot is a beautiful bird. Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Great photos!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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  12. Thought they werer moorhens at first! How wrong I was!

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  13. I don't think we have any birds like that here in the U.S. I mostly see just cardinals, blue jays, and some wrens. Geese when they travel

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  14. Great shots of these striking birds.

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  15. Hello,
    Yes, it all looks quite wonderful.

    Greetings Eva

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  16. I like 'em! I look forward to the video.

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  17. I'm still waiting to see these when I visit Wales. They hang around Holyhead apparently, but I've yet to see them.

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    1. HI Keith You will just have to come over here and see them!! Thanks for comment.

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  18. You are able to find the most amazing birds. I've never even heard of these before seeing your post.

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  19. They are such an intense black!

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  20. adorable and handsome at the same time.

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  21. Great shooting Margaret.
    Not seen any of them ever I don't think.

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  22. Will look forward to the video! Such entertaining little guys.

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  23. Wonderful little birds.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  24. Excellent Margaret, you caught the Black Guillemot. Nice one.

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  25. They look great Margaret.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  26. gorgeous images. I was able to see this bird rather close when I visited Scotland. I really love it.

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  27. Cute birdies, Margaret. I await the video with bated breath!

    P.S. Happy Mothers Day!
    ~

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  28. They are beautiful birds! I'm looking forward to seeing the video.

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  29. What bright feet! Lovely birds.

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