Black-legged Kittiwake
Rissa tridactyla

f13 @ 1/2500s, ISO:800, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Black-legged Kittiwake," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 (Hogan, 2005).
Svalbard, Norway
 
07/12/2015