Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Yesterday was a rewarding day for birds. [I wrote that and scheduled it. When I read it this morning I realised that what I meant to say was that it was a rewarding day for me seeing birds]. I was in Town and, unusually, decided to walk down on the quay. Something CJ and I do frequently but I very rarely do on my own. As I walked along the quay and looked into the water I saw a Guillemot just below me. I was quite taken aback. Firstly I had never been so close to one before - I was about 10 metres away. Secondly it was grey - clerical grey. I thought that they were black. In fact when I got home and checked all the pictures show them as being black but one book does show the adult male winter plumage as sometimes being grey with the band under the throat.