NW9954 : Black Guillemot in Portpatrick Harbour

taken 3 years ago, near to Portpatrick, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Black Guillemot in Portpatrick Harbour
Black Guillemot in Portpatrick Harbour
Many species of seabirds can be seen around this area of coastline. One of the more unusual is the black guillemot (Cepphus grylle) which can be found in Portpatrick harbour with a few pairs nesting in crevices within the harbour walls and they can be often spotted on the water between the boats. Smaller than guillemots, they are recognisable by their black plumage, oval white wing patches and bright red legs.

Unlike most other European auks the black guillemot is typically found in ones and twos, scattered around rocky islets. It is typical of the larger sea lochs of western Scotland, and the northern and western isles, but is also found in Ireland, the Isle of Man and in a handful of spots in England and Wales.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Docks, Harbours 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NW 997 541 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.5426N 5:7.1738W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NW 997 542
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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