Fort Erie Report
wormington at juno.com
Tue Sep 23 17:43:49 EDT 2003
This morning numerous observers gathered at Waverly Beach, which is
marginally west of the Niagara River. Although it was first rather calm,
very strong SW and W winds kicked in rather quickly.
A few members of the group observed a definite gadfly petrel (Pterodroma
sp.) at a considerable distance, where any field marks were impossible.
(Obviously Black-capped Petrel would be the most likely species.) Also
seen was a single Parasitic Jaeger. I don't know what was seen after
11:30 a.m., when I left.
So hurricane birds are still out there . . . based on many reports from
around the Great Lakes, it appears that onshore winds (and a lot of
patience) are your best bet.
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