Thursday, November 27, 2008
Costa Rica's First Black-vented Shearwater
Brian Sullivan obtained amazing photographs of a shearwater on Nov. 17 while off Drakes Bay en route to a diving trip at Isla del Caño that is apparently Costa Rica's first BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER (Puffinus opisthomelas). Photos of this bird can be seen on his website at http://briansullivanphotography.com/Galleries/shearwaterspCR/.
You can see addtional examples of Brian's photography at this gallery, but be forwarned that it is slow to upload without a fast connection: http://briansullivanphotography.com/Galleries/CostaRicaBirds11-08/. Note added by Jim Zook - There is a nice photo of an adult brown morph Red-footed Booby in there, one of the other good birds Brian had on his Caño Island trip (he also had Least Storm-Petrel, Sabine's Gull, and Bridled Tern).
Good Birding and Happy Thanksgiving,