Notes about birds, birding and travel from the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
MA - Leach's Storm-petrel - 07/21
Leach's (left) and Wilson's Storm-petrels - Atlantis Canyon area, Massachusetts waters, July 21st, 2012. Shot taken on the Brookline Bird Club Extreme Pelagic, an 'extremely' successful outing with a fine haul of 112 Leach's Storm-petrels recorded. Moreover, the views of the Leach's were exceptional with prolonged looks at birds around the boat and foraging around the chum slick. The same trip was highlighted by the finding of a Black-capped Petrel, about the 6th state record but the only the second to be photographically documented. Panasonic Lumix FZ40.