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A Couple of Pigeon Guillemots. We have seen these birds around our house but never on Centre Islet before. A nesting site, perhaps? It makes me wonder what they think when they see their bright red feet!                           Canada,Cepphus columba,Geotagged,Pigeon guillemot,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

A Couple of Pigeon Guillemots.

We have seen these birds around our house but never on Centre Islet before. A nesting site, perhaps? It makes me wonder what they think when they see their bright red feet!

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The pigeon guillemot is a species of bird in the auk family, Alcidae. This seabird is found on North Pacific coastal waters, from Siberia through California to Alaska. The pigeon guillemot breeds and sometimes roosts on rocky shores, cliffs, and islands close to shallow water. In the winter, some birds move slightly south in the northern-most part of their range in response to advancing ice and migrate slightly north in the southern part of their range, generally preferring more sheltered areas.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Jul 12, 2020. Captured Jul 12, 2020 11:50 in Unnamed Road, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • DSC-HX80
  • f/6.3
  • 1/640s
  • ISO80
  • 42.14mm