Bird with an attitude

20160824_Arjen_Drost_17031.jpg
Thick-billed Murre

The end of August isn’t the most logical time of the year to visit the bird cliff of Alkefjellet. Most of the 60.000 breeding pairs of Thick-billed Murres (or Brunnich’s Guillemots) have already left, so there is much less to see as usual. However, for our guests that doesn’t matter as they are here now and if you haven’t seen it at its busiest, it’s still impressive. And there was enough to see. The last few thousands of birds were still on the cliffs, jumping in the water as we were cruising.

This bird was apparently a little upset with its dad. He was told to jump from the cliff even though he couldn’t fly yet. They promised him there would be a see filled with food underneath, but clearly he hadn’t gotten any yet. Time to open up his beak to his parents…

2 comments

Submit a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s