On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:19:25 -0400, Allan Matthew Strong wrote:
In addition to the Northern Gannet, the second "seabird" at VINS was a
> The VINS team sent in a bunch of pictures to the Records Committee,
> and wouldn't you know it, the bird is most likely a Band-rumped
> Storm-Petrel, which would be a first state record!
> The interesting aspect of this sighting is that there is growing
> evidence that Band-rumped Storm-Petrels are likely made up of >1
> species...maybe as many as 4. (If you subscribe to North American
> Birds, there is a great article in the issue with the Amazon
> Kingfisher on the front).
> We are hoping to be able to get some input from experts on what
> subspecies the specimen might represent. The Record Committee meets
> at the end of October and we'll give an update shortly thereafter.
> Good birding!
> Quoting Jean Harrison <[log in to unmask]>:
> > I recall that two seabirds were brought to VINS in Quechee after >
> Irene. One was already dead and one died soon after. I can't >
> remember what they were. You might check with VINS. Maybe one was > a
> > Jean Harrison