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Common Murre

Common Murre

Uria aalge

 

My only previous chance to see this species was in an inland harbor in 2014, but that was in poor lighting. On yesterday's pelagic trip, the lighting and the environment were much, much better. This was the only one we saw the entire trip and it was the last new bird of the day.

 

This is a winter-plumage adult that is moving into breeding plumage.

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Taken on February 6, 2016