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Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla)


Posted by Swissblad on Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:44 am

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Always a pleasure to see these lovely little gulls roosting in their cosy perches. 

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by david fletcher on Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:46 am
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Lovely shot Sinuhe. The chick a welcome bonus.
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by Swissblad on Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:42 am
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david fletcher wrote:
Lovely shot Sinuhe.  The chick a welcome bonus.

Thank you David; the chick was only visible for a moment....lucky shot ;)
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:04 am
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Such a lovely name 'Kittiwake' because that's what they say as they call to each other. Sweet looking little gulls and nice to get a chick in the nest too, Sinuhe. I think these birds need some potty training - if you've ever been pooped on by a gull, you'll know just how awful it smells!

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by Swissblad on Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:07 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Such a lovely name 'Kittiwake' because that's what they say as they call to each other.  Sweet looking little gulls and nice to get a chick in the nest too, Sinuhe.  I think these birds need some potty training - if you've ever been pooped on by a gull, you'll know just how awful it smells!

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Well put, Carol, it's worthwhile taking ample precautions - cheap "Mac" and camera cover - when visiting one of these breeding colonies.
Love the sound of their call.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:25 am
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Great to see this nesting site and the chick adds to it. I only see them in the winter around here.
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by Todd Bauer on Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:09 pm
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Mimics life. One very sweet spot surrounded by a bit of a mess.
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by Swissblad on Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:25 pm
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Thank you Axel, Todd, appreciated.
 

by Karl Egressy on Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:57 pm
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Very nice image. The chick is soooo cute.
 

by Swissblad on Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:06 am
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Thank you Karl, appreciated.
 

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