Black-legged Kittiwakes nesting
Rissa tridactyla

f13 @ 1/500s, ISO:2500, Nikon D3S w 500mm and 1.7X tele-converter


"Black-legged Kittiwake," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae.It is a coastal breeding bird around the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans, found most commonly in North America and Europe. It breeds in large colonies on cliffs and is very noisy on the breeding ground. Cliff nesting for gulls occurs only in the Rissa species, and the Kittiwake is capable of utilizing the very sheerest of vertical cliffs, as is evident in their nesting sites on Staple Island in the outer Farne Islands.
Rauounupar, Iceland
 
05/29/2013