Tuesday 6 October 2020

Typhoon-blown Leaches & Fork-tailed Petrels

The typhoon not only pushed the amazing Red-legged Kittiwakes into harbours but also large numbers of  Fork-tailed and Leaches Petrels as well as flocks of skuas; Richard Carden also estimated 400 skuas per hour past Cape Nosappu. This was a truly great birding experience and one that's impossible to plan in advance, requiring the kind of flexibility work doesn't normally allow or the luck of being in the right place at the right time.


  1. Both petrels AND a bonus pharalope in the same frame!

  2. The next challenge will be all in focus. Just have to wait for another typhoon.