Razorbill: the awkward auk | Nature Notes from Dorset

A fair number of guillemots nest along the Dorset coastal cliffs and, if you look carefully, amongst them you will find a lesser number of of their cousins, razorbills (Alca torda). They are not easy to get close to from the heights of the cliffs as they nest on the lower edges and this photograph I took is about as good a view as I have ever been able to get. It does show the two features, however, that enable you to pick them out from amongst the many guillemots.
Firstly, and usually the most obvious feature, is the razorbill's razor bill!

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