Gulls, Guillemots, Puffins, Kittiwakes, Gannets and Murres, all common seabirds I see on my walks on the East Coast Trail. This morning I watched all of them feasting on the capelin just off Torbay Point, when a ‘new’ bird swam into view, I didn’t recognize it by its shape or colours, or by its behaviour. Here it is:
It was very foggy on the water around the point, so in the picture above I boosted the contrast to more easily identify the bird using my bird guide at home. It’s a Great Shearwater, and it turns out I had seen it before, on a boat tour in the summer of 2010.