Leach’s Petrel were also very common in the port at Kiritappu. It was great to see them fluttering over the waves oblivious to the typhoon.
This species breeds on the nearby cape but only visits at night, my only previous sighting of one had been in the beams of the lighthouse. I had heard them many times. It was good to finally see them going about their normal diurnal business.
Other species blown inshore included Arctic and Pomarine Skuas and Red Pharalope.
4 thoughts on “East Hokkaido September Trip #10”
Good to see your ‘hard core’ birding delivered some special species and good photo opportunities. Pelagics and Seawatching are memorable birding experiences..
This was neither pelagic or seawatching: they were flying right in front of the car………
Storm-Petrels from the car – unbelievable ! Guess you’ve just got to park in the right spot …
Waves were literally splashing on the dashboard!