Cepphus grylle

Black Guillemot - Is a resident of Ireland and Scotland. Rarely seen in England in summer plumage. Breeds in boulder piles at the base of cliffs and on scree-covered slopes on low rocky islands and coasts. Winters mainly in sheltered bays close to breeding site. It prefers to breed in single pairs rather than in colonies. Very distinguishable by the white patch on the wings and scarlet red legs. The black beak also has the scarlet red interior. These were photographed at Moville Co. Donegal.

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