[CT Birds] Storm-petrels increasing in number
robben99 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 28 00:46:44 EDT 2013
Today June 27th, on one of Jay Frontierro's excellent SevenSeas whale watch
trips from Gloucester, MA, in foggy southwest Jeffreys Ledge, we had some
nice storm-petrels in the afternoon....
A) Leach's Storm-petrel 2 traveling within 100 yards of each other.
B) Wilson's Storm-petrel 40+ widely distributed around the ledge, plus a
few near the harbor.
Unfortunately we had no shearwaters, etc, thanks possibly to the fog and
visibility varying between 1/4mile and often down to 200 feet.
And one week earlier on this same trip, in beautiful sunny weather, we had
no storm-petrels at all!
So, most likely, there will be some more of these storm-petrels in Long
Island Sound now/soon.
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