Mouth on Fire


This week’s photo, taken June 26, 2015 from Edmond’s Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a PIGEON GUILLEMOT in breeding plumage.

PIGEON GUILLEMOTS are seabirds with bright orange-red feet and mouth linings. Although those bold colors are instrumental during the breeding season, guillemots tend to have their bills closed when we observe them. Nevertheless, you’ve got to admit, when they do flash that fiery mouth, it gets your attention, doesn’t it?



About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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2 Responses to Mouth on Fire

  1. Chris says:

    When I was coming on annual field trips to Morro Bay/Los Osos with San Fernando Valley Audubon, the date of the annual trip was chosen so that the group would be able to see the Pigeon Guillemots in the bay at the entrance to Montana de Oro State Park.

  2. Deborah says:

    Love that shot!

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