Sunday, 18 September 2011

Leach's Fork-tailed Petrel passing Heyham harbour

September 14, 2011:
The strong winds which brought the Sabine's Gull over the weekend had abated somewhat today but conditions were still rough enough to make this passage Leach's Petrel struggle on its southward journey.

A tired looking adult Gannet was resting on the sea near the harbour mouth but eventually summoned up sufficient energy to fly off into the open sea. Another juvenile Gannet hung close overhead in the strong on-shore wind whilst a Mediterranen Gull made forays along the tide's edge.

1 comment:

  1. I like your Gannet on the water Michael. They look like they've got make-up on such is the stunning beauty of the bird.