Date: 11/19/20 7:53 pm
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Is this a jaeger, or parasitic persuasion?
The Grey-faced Petrel Jeff mentioned is same size and weight as a
Short-tailed shearwater. Wing span a bit larger.

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On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 6:13 PM Harry Fuller <atowhee...> wrote:

> updated post with more inpressions from original
> observer/photographer...too big for petrel he thinks, sounds like a
> shearwater so. at this point, not unexpected at this season at
> that place along the coast
>
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 6:07 PM Bob Archer <rabican1...> wrote:
>
>> Hi:
>>
>> Certainly would like to hear about flight style. All I can say is any
>> rare petrel would probably be in wing molt now.
>>
>> Bob Archer
>>
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>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 4:51 PM Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> From Wikipedia: "The breeding season for grey-faced petrels starts in
>>> winter, with egg-laying commencing in late June.[
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey-faced_petrel#cite_note-Ibis1976-6>
>>>
>>> My earlier comment about this being well into the Austral spring is not
>>> relevant, but it is close to winter, when the bird might be searching for a
>>> nesting opportunity.
>>>
>>> Jeff Gilligan
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Nov 19, 2020, at 3:27 PM, Harry Fuller <atowhee...> wrote:
>>>
>>> photo taken off jetty near Eureka, CA, this week
>>>
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