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Shearwater

Observed: 14th September 2011 By: andylawandylaw’s reputation in Birdsandylaw’s reputation in Birdsandylaw’s reputation in Birds
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Gannet (Morus bassana) interacts

Comments

David Gibbs's picture

I suggest

it looks more like red-throated diver but photo very small so cant be confident.

Syrphus's picture

This is not a shearwater, I

This is not a shearwater, I feel sure, and certainly not a Manx. The proportions are more like an immature Gannet - too short in the neck and too long in the wings for a diver. Do you have some info on size and behaviour?

M.

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Graham James's picture

Gannet

Looks like an immature Gannet to me too. Probably in second-winter plumage.

RoyW's picture

Immature Gannet.

It's a second calendar year Gannet (so somewhere between 1st summer and 2nd winter plumage at the moment).