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Running the lee
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Running the lee

A picture of men who used to 'run the lee' over the cliffs of Copinsay to collect birds eggs.

As a lot of the objects in the baskets are not egg-shaped, I wonder if they were having a laugh with the photographer in this picture.

Again the date is an estimate.
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Picture added on 14 May 2004
Comments:
They are guillemots eggs and are shaped so as not to roll but swivel on the rock ledge. They are disproportionately large pear shaped eggs in a variety of colours and blotches.
Added by John Corall on 27 September 2005
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