Print

Print


Thanks

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
> Storm-Petrel. 
> See:
> http://vtnature.blogspot.com/2011/10/irenes-second-guest-at-vins.html
>
> 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). 
> http://scillypelagics.com/Band-rumped_Storm-Petrel.pdf
>
> 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!
> Allan
>
> 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 
> shearwater. 
> > Jean Harrison
> >
>
>

Eric Masterson
beyondbirding.wordpress.com