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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 09:52   #1
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Can anyone identify this?

Apologies for the poor photograph. It was taken off Bournemouth pier a couple of years ago. Any ideas anyone?

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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 09:58   #2
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Apologies for the poor photograph. It was taken off Bournemouth pier a couple of years ago. Any ideas anyone?

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Looks like a Guillemot with the light hitting the head oddly. What were you thinking of?

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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 10:05   #3
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Agree with Steve, unless it's that b****y penguin again. It's been blogging around the south for a year or two

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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 10:08   #4
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Dunno but I will hazard a guess at Arctic Skua.
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Guillemot? Arctic Skua? This IS getting interesting!

Jane Turner where are you?

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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 10:20   #6
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Looks like a Guillemot to me.
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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 10:21   #7
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I'm in the Guillemot camp
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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 10:51   #8
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Guillemot.
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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 11:09   #9
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Ditto, 99% guillemot.
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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 11:35   #10
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Guillemot for me too.
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Guillemot? Arctic Skua? This IS getting interesting!

Jane Turner where are you?

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Is this a trick question? The general consensus seems to be Guillemot. It is'nt an oiled gull or a ferall pigeon trying to catch us out?
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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 12:04   #13
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Ok everybody. I'll settle for Guillemot. Thanks.

It just looked a bit odd to me but then I'm not very experienced at sea birds. If I had seen it on a rock instead of floating on the water I may have identified it a bit easier!

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[quote=Woodchatshrike]Dunno but I will hazard a guess at Arctic Skua.[/QUOTE

That will teach me for trying to be a smarta**e!
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