A bridled and normal Common Guillemot (Uria aalge) pair up off the coast of Northumberland, UK.
Tesni Ward / Biosphoto
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Shooting date : 2018-05-28
A mated pair of Common Guillemots keep watch as Herring Gulls fly overhead in search of an easy meal. Higher densities of auks often leads to a higher level of breeding success due to reducing the risk of the birds spooking off the nest leaving the eggs or chicks exposed.