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  1. Diver peeping

    Diver peeping

    Taken off Great Bernera in the Atlantic, I watched / photographed a few Divers over the week, is this GND?
  2. S

    Storm Petrel ID - Hawaii - February

    The tail seems too forked to be Band-rumped. Leachʻs perhaps. Any thoughts? The bird was confused by lights and came down onto the deck of a ship at night offshore of Kauai. Thanks.
  3. M

    Shearwater or Petrels? South Pacific / Tonga

    Hello, seeking some IDs on the attached photos. Most photos are different birds, but there may be the same in there I assume they're all the same species, but I suppose they may not be if similar species co-existing. Taken late Oct 2023 South Pacific Ocean a few 100km west of Tonga. Riding...
  4. Ardersier - Arctic Skua overhead.jpg

    Ardersier - Arctic Skua overhead.jpg

    I'd had a "moment" when I watched what I thought was a dark tern among all the other Terns, then it almost flew into me while chasing a tern with a catch!
  5. Turn, Tern, Turn

    Turn, Tern, Turn

    This Tern would not turn for me ..... did eventually of course. Walking along Ardersier shore, Highland, Scotland
  6. Gänsesägerin | Female Common Merganser

    Gänsesägerin | Female Common Merganser

    Female Common Merganser with ruffled feathers blowing in the wind
  7. American Oystercatcher

    American Oystercatcher

    Banded American Oystercatcher at local beach. Protected habitat.
  8. Herring gull juvenile - Caledonian canal

    Herring gull juvenile - Caledonian canal

    One of those tame/greedy/hungry birds that's not scared off easily by humans or long lenses :) On the banks of the Caledonian canal
  9. Azan Khan

    Seabirds ID Request - Pakistan

    Hi everyone, can anyone help me ID these seabirds? Posting it on behalf of a friend. The first bird is a jaeger which apparently looks like Parasitic/Arctic Jaeger to me based on the two pointed tail feathers but I'd still like to see a a response regarding its correct identity, preferably with...
  10. Northern Gannet

    Northern Gannet

  11. T

    California large flock over ocean

    Hoping someone can help identify what these birds are. This video was taken from Redondo Beach in California on Dec 28th, 2021. Large flock of birds that appear to be going after schools of fish. There were hundreds of birds but unfortunately too far away to get any closeups. Sorry about...
  12. Black Noddy / White-capped Noddy

    Black Noddy / White-capped Noddy

    While I was on the Heron Island, in the Great Barrier Reef, the Black Noddies came back in the early evening or late afternoon to rest on the many trees on that island. Although I have also tried to film some of them arriving on that island, this was the best opportunity to film them. Hereby I...
  13. A shag on a rock

    A shag on a rock

  14. Black-legged Kittiwake

    Black-legged Kittiwake

    Black-legged Kittiwake on an ice flow during high tide at Teller, Alaska.
  15. Nesting on the cliff edge

    Nesting on the cliff edge

    Another from the Isle of May
  16. Puffin coming into land

    Puffin coming into land

    Another from the Isle of may
  17. Tern


    Another tern from the isle of may
  18. The flight of the Puffin

    The flight of the Puffin

    These guys are very fast but I managed to catch a few in flight.
  19. View of the Gannet

    View of the Gannet

    This gannet came pretty close to the boat on the return journey home. I think I caught him just nice as he was looking at me
  20. One good tern deserves another

    One good tern deserves another

    Lovely Artic Tern in flight. A beautiful day on the Isle of May most of the puffins were at sea but I got a few
  21. Cormorant


    Another pose from this big chap
  22. cormorant


    This guy was sunning himself for hour on the broken pier at Loch Long.
  23. Black Headed Gull Juvenile

    Black Headed Gull Juvenile

  24. Black Headed Gull attacking Cormorant

    Black Headed Gull attacking Cormorant

  25. Black Headed Gull Juvenile

    Black Headed Gull Juvenile