i am still trying to knit a razorbill but am nearly there .. i just have to work out how to do the beak. i have been reading a great book called 'Scottish Birds'. culture and tradition by Robin Hull. It has some great information about the birds and on folklore related to them.

razorbill.. family alcidae, the auks

auks generally are poor walkers on land and this has given rise to the saying 'drunk as an auk'

both guillemot and razorbill have short stiff wings that double up as underwater flippers once they plunge beneath the surface. in france the name for razorbill is 'petit pingouin'

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