Sunday, March 6, 2011

Unknown Shearwater





On the 1pm tour on the 7th or March (and his birthday incidently!) Gary spotted this very unusual looking shearwater, we are not sure what it is yet but will keep you posted as the theorys arise! please comment if you have any clues.

2 comments:

Peter Langlands said...

looks like a bullers shearwater with a unusual plumage.
Peter Langlands

Brent Stephenson said...

Looks like a partial albinistic Buller's shearwater to me. The bill and structure fits with Buller's well, but a pretty unusual looking bird all the same! Looks like it had a bit much bleach in the machine when it was last washed!
Cheers,
Brent