You’re doing it wrong…

Sometimes you come across slightly confused individuals out on Skomer, and it’s not even the Wardens after a sociable evening!  Out of thousands of birds there are inevitably a few that don’t quite get things right- whether it be bad parenting, trying to eat something out of the ordinary or their bodies not quite behaving.

This Guillemot was displaying a pretty wintry plumage, with its head showing much more white than is expected for a summer bird.  It even shows the eye stripe as being separate.  We normally see a few “bridled” individuals that have a white stripe on black but it is much rarer to see this black on white at this time of year!

 

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