NT6599 : Auks

taken 7 years ago, near to Tarbet Hole [water Feature], Fife, Great Britain

Auks
Auks
The bird on the left is a Razorbill (Alca torda) and the one on the right is a Guillemot (Uria aalge). This shows the differences between the two species of auk. The Razorbill is jet black, with a deep blunt bill, while the Guillemot is more like a dark chocolate colour, with a narrow dagger-like bill. I still have a problem telling them apart when the light is poor or they are in flight, however.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 June, 2010
Category
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 654 992 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:11.0557N 2:33.4822W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 654 992
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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