Standing upright like a Penguin, the Common Murre is a crow-sized seabird that nests on the cliffs around Cape St. Mary’s in Newfoundland in spring. Occasionally, one or more of the Murres would fly to a rocky outcropping near us. While most of the Common Murres we saw had solid brown heads, a few are not quite as common as their brethren. Between 10 and 25 percent of Common Murres are “bridled” with a white stripe and white eye ring by each eye. The “bridle” makes them look either studious or completely goofy depending on which direction the bird looked. I was glad I got to see both variants of these relatives of Auks, Razorbills, and Puffins for the first time on the point at Cape St. Mary’s.