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Hawaiian Petrel (8.67 miles from S. Farallon Island)

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  • Matthew Dodder
    All, Saturday (8-13), a Santa Clara Adubon Society pelagic trip to the Farallones led by David Wimpfheimer, Bob Power and myself found a probable HAWAIIAN
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 15, 2011
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      All,

      Saturday (8-13), a Santa Clara Adubon Society pelagic trip to the
      Farallones led by David Wimpfheimer, Bob Power and myself found a
      probable HAWAIIAN PETREL several miles south-southwest of South
      Farallon Island. The bird was an obvious Pterodroma (angled wings,
      high-arching flight) with little or no contrast on its brownish-gray
      dorsal, a pronounced black margin on the ventral surface of the
      wings, and an interesting black strip that led away from the wrist
      toward the hip of the bird. No markings on the flank were evident.
      The tail was longish and tapered to a point, and the cap was strongly
      dark, and sharply demarkated from the white face and forehead.

      The location was:
      8.67 miles SSW of Farallon Islands
      N 37 degrees 36.87 minutes
      W 123 degrees 04.36 minutes

      Images of the bird, which was found shortly after midday in a large
      flock of Shearwaters, can be found on Dave Kutilek's blog: http://
      birdingpix.blogspot.com/

      . . .

      Matthew Dodder
      Mountain View, CA
      http://www.birdguy.net
      http://www.zazzle.com/mdodder





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