There are 19,000 pairs of Black Guillemot in the UK. I’m enjoying the company of the ones which breed off the coast of Westray. I’m lying down on a rock shelf and watching them come in from the sea with a wide variety of fish:
This character was particularly amusing.
Unlike the other Auks, Black Guillemots are usually found in pairs scattered along the coast, rather than in large groups. Here, there are eleven of them.
I’d love to identify the species of fish, but I’ve not managed to yet.
Apart from this one. This one is a Norwegian Topknot: