Georgian Diving Petrel very rare vagrant

Today I had a call from the local vets to say that they had been handed a bird that they believed to be a Diving Petrel, I went around to find that it was a Georgian Diving Petrel only the fourth record for the Falkland Islands, two of which were found dead.


Below are some shots that I took at my home before it was released at dusk down by the open ocean.

Shot showing sky blue legs and feet.

Above shot showing white tipped scapulars and secondaires which are diagnostic features of this species

Close up shot showing white tipped scapulars and secondaires.