Uria aalge

Guillemot - Spends most of its time out at sea. Coming inland to breed. These birds do not build a nest. They lay a single egg on high rocky cliff faces. They colonise in the breeding season, vast numbers congregate at coastal nesting areas. The cheeks turn white in the winter as in this first photograph. The Guillemot is the commonest member of the auk family.

▼ Video Clips

▼ Guillemot colony at Aughris Head County Sligo 2013.

▼ Guillemot at Bempton Cliffs East Yorkshire

John Foss Nature Photography Birds Wild Flowers Wildlife Butterflies Moths Greaghnafarna Ballinaglera Ireland Leitrim Derby England UK Algarve Portugal