Black Guillemots

Most peoples favourite auk is the puffin, but mine is the Black guillemot. The red legs and gap contrasting with the smart black plumage makes them look stunning.

These were taken on Copinsay Island, Orkney and it is the best place I have been to for photographing this species. They are numerous and the setting very attractive. We only had 2 hours there, but longer visits are possible.