National Geographic : 1942 Sep
Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S.Department of the Interior On Narrow Ledges of Pribilof Cliffs, Myriad Murres Lay Their Gaudy Eggs Each Year Delicacies to the Eskimos are the many-colored eggs-no two alike-which may range from blue, green, and buff topure white. When eggs are found on sheer cliffs, the hunter is lowered by ropes. With a long pole tipped by tonglike strips of cedar, he deftly removes eggs from the crude nests. Rivals ofthe Eskimos inegg hunting are nimble foxes, which also occasionally catch a young bird. Winged visitors to the Pribilofs include gulls,kittiwakes, puffins, and auklets.