Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Manx Shearwater, Baston & Langtoft Pits

Could this be the worst photo so far? Probably. But its one of the best birds I've ever seen in the area. I have a thing about inland seabirds and Manx Shearwater is right at the top of the list. Josh Jones was the finder and got the news out lightning fast. You had to be quick as the bird only stayed the one evening. It was bizarre and unforgettable to see this bird shearing over the flat fields of the fens.

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)

Digiscoped (badly in very poor light) with the Nikon CP995, Leica APO77 and 20x eyepiece.

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