December 25th   Leave a comment

Black guillemot in Crail Harbour this morning - actualy very close, but taken on my phone

Black guillemot in Crail Harbour this morning – actualy very close, but taken on my phone

There was a nice Christmas present down at the harbour this morning. A beautiful winter plumaged black guillemot. Only my third for Crail, although the second this year. Although they are very common on the West Coast, especially around small harbours like Crail, they don’t much like the East Coast. I think Crail Harbour would be a perfect residence so I hope this all part of a trend. We had West Coast rainfall this summer, and midges are becoming more common, so who knows, perhaps this is an upside of climate change.

Proper photo of a black guillemot by John - much as this morning's bird

Proper photo of a black guillemot by John – much as this morning’s bird

Posted December 25, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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