Tystie (Black Guillemot)

I have been out around the Islands over the last week or so which has been really nice as the weather has been nice and the seas have been calm.

On Saturday 5th at about 1pm, I was just about to steam across to the Inner Farne when I noticed a wintering Black Guillemot resting on the water beside Gun Rock, which is a little rock beside Brownsman and Staple Island.

At first I was not sure as it kept on diving but as we got closer it surfaced just in front of the boat. I shouted at a friend as she had never seen one before. We quickly grabbed the camera’s and snapped away.

Anyway here is a few pictures of this lovely bird.

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