ID Help - Shearwater 2012-08

Subject: ID Help - Shearwater 2012-08
From: Harry Nyström <>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:10:42 +0200
Just a quick follow-up on the original query:

I have received a couple of private replies to my ID request, and according
to them it definitely is a Wedge-tailed Shearwater in a harsh early morning

Thank you all for your help and a Happy New Year from Finland!


2012/12/30 Harry Nyström <>

> Hello,
> This Shearwater was photographed on the August 19th Wollongong Pelagic,
> 2012.
> The other birds were quite obvious (excluding the few White-capped
> Albatross), and we even had some ID help afterwards (thanks to Chris S.)
> but my colleague just sent me this photo and I cannot be sure of its
> identification. The jizz brings a Wedge-tailed Shearwater to mind, but I
> think we never saw one that seems to be so pale underneath. Maybe the
> strong light plays a trick on this one?
> I would really appreciate all available help in this matter.
> The photo:
> Cheers
> -Harry (from snowy and wintery Finland)

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