During a boat ride with friends, we came across a murre, minding his own business in the rain. He was diving in and around the same spot, presumably for fish in the area. These birds belong to a group call the "Alcids" which also include the murrlets and the puffins. I call them footballs because of the shape on the water, especially the murrelets. These ocean going birds nest on rocky ledges directly on the stone. The eggs are tapered to a point at one end so that if the egg is moved, it will only roll in a circle.