Brunnich's Guillemots, Uria lomvia, nesting on cliffs - 1 -
|Alkefjellet means Razorbill
Mountain (even though there aren't any razorbills
here as far as I'm aware), it is a series of
fractured dolerite cliffs and towers that rise about
100m from the sea. Guillemots are however a member
of the auk family as are razorbills so maybe it's a
case of mistaken identity or something to do with
translation from the Norwegian.
They are the home to a huge number of nesting
Brunnich’s guillemots and kittiwakes with the former
being the more common. The day we were there it was
very overcast which made it atmospheric though not
so good for taking pictures.
copyright Paul Ward