Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A Delicate Structure - Identification

About a year ago I found the bird skull (pictured here in the first two photos), on the beach near Lower Largo Harbour. I thought it was that of a small diving bird, a tern, perhaps, but wasn't sure. The mystery was solved on a recent trip to the Isle of May. On a tray in the splendid new Visitor Centre there was a variety of objects that had been found on the island and I was surprised to see a bird skull that looked virtually identical to the one that I had found. Helpfully labelled by the Scottish National Heritage Staff as a guillemot skull, I had the identification for my find.

The guillemot skull displayed in the Isle of May Visitor Centre.

No comments: