Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Pigeon Guillemot

On 12 July 2019, we found ourselves once again photographing Pigeon Guillemots at the Seattle-Bremerton ferry dock. Perhaps not surprising, the foraging behavior is not well known for a bird that feeds deep in the water. These guillemots eat bottom dwelling invertebrates. But they also feed on a wide variety of fish. Prey items are usually eaten under water—only larger crustaceans and fish are brought to the surface (Ewins 1993).

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