White head and underparts
Slate-gray back and wings
Small, yellow bill (adult)
Gray patches on nape and crown
Dark spot at the ear
Black spot above rear half of eye
Black collar and terminal band on tail
Black "W" bar across wings
Listen to its call.
The Black-legged Kittiwake is usually far out at sea. However, a number of them have been seen around the Victoria shoreline lately, probably as a result of the storm we had a few weeks back. I photographed this bird off the Ogden Point Breakwater this morning. Apparently, there had been two immature birds and an adult around a bit earlier, but I only saw the one.
Learn more about the Black-legged Kittiwake.