Here's more info in the Isle of May, including how to get there.
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I had identified the three birds in the foreground as kittiwakes, but Hallgeir B. Skjelstad (firstname.lastname@example.org) informed me that I am wrong -- Hallgeir writes:
I checked your pictures from the Isle of May, and found that the foreground birds in pic. no. 1 are mis-identified as kittiwakes. The kittiwake has black legs and light, bluish grey, black-tipped wings, while the birds in foreground of your pictures are dark-winged and yellow legged, which means they are lesser black-backed gulls. (The great black-backed has pinkish-grey legs and more white in the wing-tip).
Puffins; they didn't want me to come closer.
eider duck = eidereend fulmar = noordse stormvogel guillemot = zeekoet kittiwake = drieteenmeeuw puffin = papagaaiduiker razorbill = alk shag = gekuifde aalscholver tern = visdiefje, stern
This map (17 kb) shows with a red square where these three photos were taken; date: 6 July 1996.
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