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Guillemot

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Guillemot

One of the most ubiquitous birds in the area the Guillemot is great fun. They have a very clear sense of "personal space" they are hard to avoid as there are so many but as you get nearer they first try to paddle away but at the last moment they will dive under water to escape.

When teaching their babies this technique it gets very noisy. Mum will paddle away and then dive, leaving baby alone causing much squeaking. Then baby dives and mum surfaces to find no baby - more squeaking. Peace is restored when baby surfaces and an indignant pair paddle off to a less busy bit of sea.

Sorry guys!