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Razorbill

A few shots of the unique looking razorbill taken on Staple Island, Farne Islands.

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Razorbill

Here are a few shots of a Razorbill taken on Staple Island, Farne Islands.

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Razorbill

Further shots of my favourite alien like creature – the razorbill.  Taken at the Staple Islands, Jun 15.

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Aliens?

When I look at the razorbill with its black face and narrow white stripes around the eyes and beak, I cannot help thinking they may have migrated from outer space as opposed to somewhere in North America.  These shots were taken at the Farne Islands where thousands of razorbills descend to breed each year and make little aliens.

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Arctic Terns In-Flight

I recently went on my first ever photographic trip to the Farne Islands which are located off the coast of Northumberland.  The aim of the day was to view and photograph the annual event of numerous species of breeding sea birds, including puffins, razorbills and guillemots, which inhabit the islands during the summer months.  I did not expect the trip to disappoint and I was proved correct;  the noise and stench of tens of thousands of sea birds was chaotic and quite simply a spectacle to behold.  Although much documented, an encounter with an arctic tern is both noisy and interesting – they will do anything to protect their chicks, and a peck on the head from what is quite a powerful beak requires the wearing of a hat.  Notwithstanding this, the arctic terns are an elegant looking sea bird and appear quite angelic, particularly when in-flight.

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Isle of Mull – Razorbill

I found this wee Razorbill in amongst the numerous Puffins whilst on Lunga Island.  A fascinating looking seabird with strikingly unique features.

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