Saturday, 23 October 2010

Southern Seabird Smorgasbord

First up tonight I came across some mouth-watering images from a French Caribbean photographer based in Wellington New Zealand, Karim Sahai, of shearwaters, petrels and albatrosses off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand. Too good not to share.
Continuing with the seabird theme it seems that a team out 100 miles west of Darwin, Australia may have discovered the first wintering records of Arabian Shearwater in Australian waters. For anyone interested in southern hemisphere seabirds there are a series of images and some discussion of identification criteria and confusion species in an interesting post on the Bird-O site. Though admittedly anyone claiming one of these off the East Coast might come under a little scrutiny.

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