At around midday on 6th June 2019, in warm, bright conditions, we were watching a small Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla colony on the west coast of Lundy, Devon. Our attention was drawn to an adult Herring Gull Larus argentatus on the rocks below with a live Common Guillemot Uria aalge chick. We estimated that the chick was just a few days old, which fitted with data


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