Sunday, November 6, 2011

Correction to "Irene's Second Guest at VINS"

In a previous blog, you read that VINS received a dead oceanic bird the day after Tropical Storm Irene swept through Vermont. The Wildlife Services staff at VINS believed it to be a Wilson’s storm-petrel, but upon further examination, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies determined that it was actually a band-rumped storm-petrel, the first of its kind ever recorded in the New England area!

The photo on the left is a Wilson’s storm-petrel and the photo on the right is a band-rumped storm-petrel, for comparison.

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