Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Scilly Pelagic No 6 - Blue Fulmar

When all else fails, Fulmar can be relied upon to be both ever present and usually photogenic on pelagic trips!

Normally encountered way ooop North, Blue Fulmar are a colour phase of Northern Fulmar and not normally encountered in these waters! This was the star act of a quiet evening plus 2 Sooty Shearwater and the usual 'following' of Storm Petrels.....

The pristine white head and plumage of Northern Fulmar in the late evening light....


Some individuals, not quite so pristine!


And with a bit a swell this evening, always obliging with head only shots!


Enter the Blue Fulmar, which just suddenly 'appeared', picked out by Joe and then present for 10 minutes or so.....


Unusual and certainly standing out from the crowd.....




One brief head on moment....


But most of the flight shots were rear on affairs before it (eventually) disappeared for good!


I'm going to aim to catch up with every day in chronological order so check back and scroll down to see what's new! Birding has to come first tho and with two evening pelagics coming up, opportunities to get on the laptop are limited!


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