08 February, 2013

Leach's Petrel

Another great find by John 'Leach' Lynch :-)
John popped over to Brogborough Lake late morning  'as it was only ten minutes away' and was disappointed that there wasn't much around except the' known' Scaup which were in the fishermens' corner. He then noticed a few gulls harassing something - this 'something' turned out to be a Leach's Petrel !

A new county bird for me after missing Pete Smith's bird at nearby Stewartby Lake (although I did photograph what was possibly the same Leach's Petrel at Tring a few days later).

Todays (less than) record shots are awful - the bird was way out beyond the center of the lake, and the light was grim. Still, a nice find by JL, brightening up a cold February day.

Leach's Petrel
Brogborough Lake