Thursday, December 07, 2006

Leach's Storm-petrels

Leach's Storm-petrels, Grafham Water, 7th December, 2006, © Jim Lawrence. These two moribund Leach's Storm-petrels were found at Grafham Water this morning having been swept inland by the stormy weather conditions. They had probably been unable to feed for several days and, lacking the energy to keep flying, were taken in to care when they were tossed onto the shoreline by the wind and waves. Sadly they succumbed shortly afterwards. Another bird in an apparently slightly stronger condition was observed flying close to the north shore after these two had been picked up and hopefully survived a little longer. (JL).

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