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Great Shearwater

Brett Westwood presents the Great Shearwater.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Brett Westwood presents the Great Shearwater; a wanderer of the open ocean. They breed on remote islands in the South Atlantic and then disperse widely and many follow fish and squid shoals northwards, appearing around UK coasts in late summer and early autumn. The south-west of Britain and Ireland is the best area to look for them.

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Fri 15 Mar 2019 05:58

Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis)

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