Swinhoe’s Petrel – another much closer!

Off Lanzarote Pelagics

Got a lovely note from my Spanish friends who are always a great encouragement. They got  close Swinhoe’s Petrel coming in to the chum 2 days ago (12th September) in the Banco de la Concepción area, north of Lanzarote . Do you remember we had one though more distant and no photos, 2 years ago in the same area?

This one looks like it has a metal ring on. Notice too the flight shape- quite different to the hunkered attitude and angle wings of Leach’s Petrel. Beauty!

Interesting discussion on the bird and the ring HERE.

From Dani and Jose with photos by Juan Sagardia. Well done guys!





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