Shearwater Life

BirdLife calls on the public to help stranded shearwaters - Times of Malta

Birdlife called on the public to report any sightings or findings of stranded chicks. Fledging at night, these young birds are said to use the light of the horizon to guide them away from the coast, however the increasing threat of on-land light pollution can disorientate the birds causing them to become stranded inland, appearing... Scopoli’s shearwater chicks will begin to fledge from their nests in the cliffs in the coming days and Birdlife is calling for the public’s assistance to report any potential strandings. Source:

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Shearwater Eagle Series (1)
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HMCS Oriole
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Photo by A.Davey on Flickr