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Shetland birds

Observed: 1st October 2009 By: jillpgosden
SH103459
Description:

Black beak and eye, white breast, black bar on wings

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Black Guillemot

Thanks! I didn't think they looked like gulls at the time and immature kittiwakes seemed the only vague match to the markings - should have noticed the lack of any adults and stuck to my instincts. Didn't think to check winter plumage - it was only 1st October!

Jill Gosden