Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Little Auk

Yet another Little Auk stranded on Nairn Beach this morning. A local dog walker brought me this Little Auk he found on central beach, it was exhausted and appears to have been blown off course with many other sea birds in recent days. 

These Arctic birds usually live and feed on plankton on the open sea during winter. It remains to be seen if it will survive.
UPDATE: In spite of my best efforts, sadly the Little Auk died within a few hours.


Elaine said...

Such a shame for these little birds Joe! Rosemarkie beach was littered with unfortunate ones like this as well.

jayteescot1 said...

Yeah it is sad, I also had a Guillemot last week, kept it overnight but it was dead by morning. I think once these sea dwelling birds are unable to fly and on land, the odds are very much against them.