Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Leach's Storm Petrel Day
Yesterday was, I think, the best day for Leach's Storm Petrels on Swedish territory since 2004. And for once we were on site to take part of the action.
Laholmsbukten (Bay of Laholm) was the place to be to observe the birds as several flew past close the shoreline, some even on the beach itself. The numbers may not sound huge on a global scale, about 30 birds or so, but a good tally for Sweden.
Oddly enough, the strong westerly winds didn’t produce much else in terms of pelagic birds, such as Skuas, Shearwaters etc.