With an increasing number of claims of Yelkouan Shearwaters in the UK, thought I would post this superb plate.
Its from the ‘Frontiers book’ http://birdingfrontiers.com/writing/ , but here in colour and enlarged. If I get time I will put down criteria worked out from tons seen off Istanbul and Menorca (which is also an update from the text in the book). For now a very nice plate. Think if I was to claim one – I would want a head-lifter!
Short-tailed Shearwater has also been in the British/ Irish headlines. I’ve been sent some wonderful photos of Short-tailed and Sooty Shearwaters which I hope to put add here tomorrow.
Go on – click on image below for ever better view