The guillemot arriving at the beach
At Bogstad today, a gullemot was swimming around near the usual crowd of mallards and suchlike. But then, for reasons only it knows, it came ashore. They are quite clumsy on land, and other than to try and dry out its feathers, have no idea why it was doing this. It allowed me to get close, maybe a meter away, without any sense that it was uncomfortable or wishing to get away from me. The bird had worked its way up to the grass line when I left, and can only hope it was okay.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist