[Tweeters] ID help?

Teresa Michelsen teresa at avocetconsulting.com
Tue Jan 1 16:05:06 PST 2019


Common Murre?

From: Tweeters [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Byers
Sent: January 1, 2019 3:51 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] ID help?

Hello Tweeters,
Happy New Year and here is my first request for ID help for the year. Bill and I were down at the Edmonds waterfront this morning, and he took this distant shot of an alcid just so I could confirm my ID. I thought it was a juvenile Pigeon Guillemot, and it may be, but when I looked at the photo, it seemed like this bird's back was too black. The photos online show a bird with more black and white on the back. Also, the bill on this bird seemed thicker than illustrations and photos. So, is it a Pigeon Guillemot? Or something else?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/32688838898/in/dateposted-public/

Thanks in advance for your help. Charlotte Byers, Edmonds
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