Friday, July 03, 2009

Northern Fulmar

Even crummy photos can serve a purpose. Here are two from the Machias Seal Island trip which I almost deleted when sorting through the original mass. But something was a little different, so I kept them. When the sorting was done I looked more closely, then cropped and made adjustments, and discovered that I had a Northern Fulmar.

Just to be sure, I sent the photos to my neighbor, Hector Galbraith (dual credentials of ornithologist and British birder) who noted the wing molt and posited a non-breeder. Thank you Hector. I always appreciate your help and patience with my sometime skills.

First photo is uncropped, no adjustments.

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