Saturday, 18 May 2013

Expedition to Juan Fernandez

Hadoram Shirihai (the Tubenoses Project) has given us the exclusive opportunity to publish his report (full of awesome photos and new information) of his recent 'mass-chuming' at-sea expedition to Juan Fernandez Islands in search of petrels. This includes an intriguing record of what appears to be unknown dark form (i.e. a dark-morph, or a dark-type/taxon - subject to a future research!) related to White-bellied Storm-petrel. Here is a taster of what is to come:

Friday, 17 May 2013

Iberian Chiffchaff, Lower Moors, 24-26 April 2013

A singing first-summer male Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus was found by Ashley Fisher at Lower Moors early on the 24th April. It constitutes only the second record for Scilly.