Black Guillemot

Here’s a new life bird for me.  Black Guillemots are mostly found along the shores of the Arctic.  They spend most of their lives in and next to the water.  They dive underwater for food.  About the closest thing to compare them to from what we see in northwest Louisiana would be a Pied-billed Grebe.  The adult breeding guillemots are black with white on their upper wings and bright red feet.  During the winter months, guillemots are mostly white with darkish wings and tail feathers.
This bird was photographed from Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park, Maine.  I was standing on the rocks at the water’s edge and the bird swam close by.


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