Black Guillemots on the Liffey, Dublin

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Lovely Black Guillemots or tysties, Cepphus grylle on the Liffey, Dublin, , beside Sean O’Casey Bridge. They’ve been around a couple of weeks now… which is a little strange, as the tystie is normally a cliff-dwelling species…
This photo was taken nearly a month ago, but I saw them last weekend in the same area. I didn’t have my 100-400 with me, so this is taken with a 70-200.
This Examiner article from 2006 suggests they’ve been around quite a while: Tystie treat as auks try the inner city

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