Our Pelagics out of L'Estartit were kindly arranged by Ricard Gutierrez and we would like to thank him and all the staff at the Park Natural del Montigri, les Illes Medes i el Baix Ter offices for their warmth, generosity and help. Our research project would have been impossible without their help!
|The superb Illes Medes marine reserve, just off the coast of L'Estartit|
|Thanks to Ricard's knowledge, we had no problem finding Scopoli's Shearwaters. Note the|
pristine condition of this juvenile
|This adult Scopoli's is clearly in moult. Note the diagnostic underwing pattern including|
the single 'thumb print' on the outermost greater primary covert
|Highlights of the trip were flocks of Scopoli's that contained both Balearic and Yelkouan|
Shearwaters (above), allowing for excellent comparisons