Common murre – Murder?

orca play with ducks

Yes this is a “dead duck”, a common murre and we made sure we had a good photo. This was the proof of a murder and the guilty party was a transient killer whale. It was not a guess on my guest’s part as we saw a lone transient spend half an hour playing with and eventually killing four murres. I have seen this behaviour before but it was a small pod teaching their young the skill necessary to catch seals. Approach from beneath and throw it into the air but in this case it was an adult and not doing it for food.