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Guillemot Eggs

A picture take by my son, Charlie, on our last Orkney holiday

Guillemot Eggs

A picture take by my son, Charlie, on our last Orkney holiday

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Nov 2017, 00:23
It is a fine image, Lisl.
Lisl: Sadly the Orkney bird population has plummeted drastically in the last 10 years
it seems the eggs are at the edge of the cushion of feathers, Lisl. i like the colour of the shells.
Lisl: The colour is really rich, isn't it. I hope I am coreect in its ID
Very nice. Such beautiful colour.
Lisl: Thank you for Charlie
Nice shot, Charlie- what beautiful eggs!
Lisl: Thank you, Elizabeth, for Charlie
  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Nov 2017, 04:55
Ils ont une belle couleur, on dirait de la malachite.
Lisl: Very much so, thank you, Martine
Look at that...the color!
Lisl: Gorgeous colour, Ginnie
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Nov 2017, 06:16
Gorgeous looking things Lisl
Lisl: They are, Chris
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Nov 2017, 06:29
What a great colours these eggs have. Of course I had to know what bird comes from it...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillemot
I hope the mother/father came back to keep them warm though.
Lisl: Thank you for confirming, Astrid
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Nov 2017, 07:05
Crikey; the colour of the eggs in glorious. I hope was not too fr away and that she was back sitting on the eggs before long. Does the male take a turn, too?
Lisl: I don't know, Alan, but there were no parents in sight. When I first visited Orkney in the early 1990s I found the birds were very tolerant of humans. Of course the islands have many more visitors now
Apparently Guillemot eggs are self cleaning
Lisl: Are they, Bill?
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Nov 2017, 08:26
Great capture Lisl.
Lisl: Thank you on Charlie's behalf, Chad
The eggs are a a wonderful colour
Lisl: They truly are, Martin
The nest is hair or fur lined. It is most likely from sheep. What a great find for Charlie and for someone like me who finds it fascinating. Thanks so much.
Lisl: Almost certainly from the local sheep. I am pleased you like it, Mary
They certainly put the old featehrs to good use.
Lisl: Very softly lined, Brian
  • Anne
  • France
  • 22 Nov 2017, 13:14
Lovely!
Lisl: Merci bien, Anne
beautiful, aren't they?
Lisl: They are little stunners, Tom
Charlie has a good eye...
Lisl: I wish he would do more photography, Larry
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Nov 2017, 16:17
The nest looks a mess. My wife would surely take the mop from the closet. Great picture, though.
Lisl: A des res for a Guillemot, Louis
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Nov 2017, 16:30
The eggs look very precious like found in a fairy-tale- a fine discovery by Charlie!
Lisl: Certainly a very nice find, Philine, thank you
belle couleurs ces oeufs!! amitiés
Lisl: Yes - a wonderful deep green/blue
They are magnificent these color eggs emerald. I have already seen some blue-green eggs but never eggs of Guillemot
Lisl: They certainly are a lovely colour
What a nice still life.
Lisl: I'll tell Charlie, thank you, Frank
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Nov 2017, 23:13
Lovely colours and I like the feathers around them.

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