Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Tomakomai Cruising -Shearwaters-

In October to November, I organized birding cruises four times at Tomakomai.
I saw many sea birds, so I'll introduce sea birds at this cruising on several entries.

At first, Shearwaters.
I saw three seawaters: White-faced Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas), Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris), and Pale-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes).

White-faced shearwaters were saw early to mid-October. Their assemblages were seen many times.

Short tailed sheawaters' assemblages were smaller than White-faced's one and a Pale-footed Shearwater was seen one of this assemblage (no photo).

Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) were seen in offshore, and the assemblage contained over 100 individuals.

Photos in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.

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