Friday, June 15
Friday Bird Blogging: Great Shearwater
The ocean-dwelling Great Shearwater is a lot of fun to watch when out on the water-- they skim across the water looking for food and will, like gulls, sometimes follow large boats looking for food dropped by passengers. This particular picture was taken after a chum line was spilled. Chum lines are a mixture of fish oil and various disgusting smelly things that will attract water birds. The bird had landed near the boat to feed and suddenly looked up when I snapped the picture. As usual, the smaller image links to a larger one.