As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 28 January 2019

The Albatross-like bird that can sniff out fish up to 15 miles away

Bird Notes columnist Julian Hughes of RSPB Cymru reveals what birds have been spotted in the past week and lists nine upcoming wildlife events
Andrew Forgrave Rural Affairs Editor
00:03, 22 JAN 2019
Calm weather accompanied a pleasant walk along the Anglesey coast near Moelfre at the weekend, perfect conditions to watch Red-throated Diver and Black Guillemot on the waveless sea.
Fulmars occupied the stratified cliffs, periodically flying into Lligwy Bay on stiff-wings.
Superficially like Gulls, they are more closely related to Albatrosses and have a great sense of smell, using “tubenoses” atop the bill to sniff out fish from up to 15 miles away.
The Fulmars here are occupying the premium nest sites, but they will travel out to sea regularly before egg-laying begins.

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