Guillemot

Uria aalge

The common guillemot is the largest species of auk that can be seen on the islands. As their name suggests they are a common sight around the islands, though typically live on the harder to reach rocks that lie off of the coast of the inhabited islands in the Scilly archipelago. 
Sometimes confused with Razorbills at greater distances, the easiest ID feature of these birds is their longer, more slender bill. Though once you see the two together there's no mistaking this handsome looking seabird.

 

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