[ Last edited by wgeoff at 22/04/2012 20:13 ] Author: brendank Time: 22/04/2012 21:26
Yes, this bird did have noticeable wear on the primaries. I think we saw this bird flying. The Murrelet had drifted behind us and when we went to the back of the boat to look for it we saw a Murrelet in flight. I couldn't be totally sure it was the same bird and I didn't get a photo of it flying. Shortly afterwards we did see two Ancient Murrelets so it is possible the flying bird wasn't the Japanese.
I don't really know why there was so much feather wear either but I think there has been considerable feather wear on some of our other rarities. Red-footed Booby and Glaucous-winged Gull come to mind. Author: kkitty Time: 22/04/2012 22:04
Thanks John & Jemi for arranging this boat trip. It was really wonderful and amazing to see two kinds of murrelet in one day.
[ Last edited by kkitty at 22/04/2012 22:49 ] Author: Ken Time: 22/04/2012 22:53
Congratulate all of you!Excellent photos!! Author: isaac_chan Time: 23/04/2012 06:27
Thanks to John & Jemi for organizing this trip.
Japanese Murrelet 冠海雀
Ancient Murrelet 扁嘴海雀
Author: John Holmes Time: 23/04/2012 06:48 Subject: Murrelet photos....
Great shots, Kitty and Isaac ! Author: AjaA Time: 23/04/2012 18:18
Here's the flying bird from Saturday. It looks more like an Ancient Murrelet to me. And since the two we saw later stuck together, and the other one flew were badly, I don't think this bird was either of those, so probably a third one.