nesting in Holyhead harbour include the first in Wales to fledge chicks from a nestbox.
Seabirds that Andy has seen include sea eagles, black guillemots
, grey herons and even a white Icelandic gull spotted near Colonsay.
At nearby Cooper +Island, where a colony of seabirds, black guillemots
, have been monitored since 1975, timing of egg laying is correlated with Utqiagvik snowmelt with 2015 and 2016 being the earliest years in the 42-yr record.
IN FINE FEATHER Black guillemots
snapped by Laurence Martin
We investigated the intraspecific relationships among energy density, fork length, mass, and water content for Arctic cod captured by Black Guillemots
and Thick-billed Murres at two sites (Western Beaufort and Hudson Bay).
Plus, thousands of fulmars, kittiwakes and thick-billed murres, as well as other birdlife such as black guillemots
, ivory gulls, king eiders, gyrfalcons, snowy owls and snow bunting await amateur ornithologists.Travelling between Kangerlussuaq in Greenland and Cambridge Bay in Canada, the 11-night voyage departs on 14th August 2013 along one of the worldOs most legendary shipping routes, and is set to reveal one magnificent wildlife spectacle after another.
The only site in the Irish Sea which could benefit seabirds comprises the waters around St Bees Head, Cumbria, which would help protect the only breeding colony of black guillemots
Bobbing alongside fishing boats were a pair of black guillemots
- known to locals as "tysties".
BIRDS FISH Like the walrus, black guillemots
use sea ice for raising young.
More than 300 different species of birds can be spotted in Orkney over a year and kittiwakes, black guillemots
and puffins aren't hard to spot.
All of England's gannets and black guillemots
are found in the region, along with virtually all the puffins, Arctic terns, roseate terns, kittiwakes and razorbill.
On Alaska's North Slope, researcher George Divoky says diminishing sea ice is contributing to the disappearance of seabirds called black guillemots
: "They feed on arctic cod which are found beneath the sea ice," he says.