So There Are These Little Birds Floating Around Great Northern…

Turns out they are Pigeon Guillemots (Gill-uh-mot), a member of the Auk family of feathered dinosaurs. Not only do they have a very bright red endothelial lining in their little mouths… they also have the reddest feet.

Disclaimer: I did not take this pic. It is from the Cornell Lab
So did this…

There’s even a Salish Sea Guillemot Network in Washington State:

Well… the Great Auk is no longer with us, but this little Aukette is. Best not to have Great as part of your name it seems…

Who’s swimming in your bay / pond / lake / park / zoo…?

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