Good Times for Guillemots
The seabird breeding season is in full swing here on Sark and this year seems to be particularly good for guillemots. These beautiful chocolate-brown and white birds belong to the auk family, along with puffins and razorbills that also breed here. Over the last three years they have established a new colony on rocks off the east coast as well as their main breeding site on Les Autelets on the west coast and smaller groups on L’Etac and Grande Moie. A ‘bridled’ guillemot was sighted here recently, a colour variation where the bird has a striking ring around the eye that is usually seen much further north. George Guille will be running his round the island boat trips this summer, the perfect way to see Sark’s guillemots and other seabirds.
Pictures by Sue Daly
Guillemots on the new breeding site
A bridled guillemot
A flock on the water near Les Autelets