Black-legged Kittiwake, Mouette tridactyle (Rissa tridactyla)Scotland, May 2018.
Eurasian oystercatcher, Huîtrier pie (Haematopus ostralegus)Scotland, May 2018.
The “duck” that is still brought up to collect its exceptionnally soft down, still used today for garments and beddings for the coldest nights. Common Eider, Eider à duvet (Somateria mollissima)Scotland, May 2018.
Not as large as the Great cormorant, but much more elegant and nicer. You will admire its black face illuminated by the yellow beak base and the green eye. European shag, Cormoran huppé (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)Scotland, May 2018.
Glaucous Gull, Goéland bourgmestre (Larus hyperboreus)Scotland, May 2018.
A quite large auk (so, a relative of the razorbill), the murre or the common guillemot is quite easy to find if you accept to visit the circumpolar regions (near the North Pole). Stylish and always elegant in its black tuxedo (an eternal sign of distinction as can be confirmed by James Bond). Common Murre…
Pheasants from Scottish country fields
Three common pheasants (including one female) and one male green pheasant. Common pheasant, Faisan de Colchide (Phasianus colchicus)Green pheasant, Faisan versicolore (Phasianus versicolor)Scotland, May 2018.
The white bird from fairy tales… Mule swan, Cygne tuberculé (Cygnus olor)Scotland, May 2018.
From afar, it is easy to ignore the starling because of its dull speckled feathers. Nearer (if you can), you’ll notice that the colors of its plumage are worth the efforts not to frighten it. Common starling, Étourneau sansonnet (Sturnus vulgaris)Scotland, May 2018.