Fulmar at Ravensthorpe Reservoir

Following the somewhat tongue-in-cheek story about Fulmar ‘breeding’ in Northamptonshire a couple of weeks ago, it’s a bizarre coincidence that one should turn up at Ravensthorpe Reservoir this week.

Fulmar, Ravensthorpe Res, 26th February 2014 (Bob Bullock)

Fulmar, Ravensthorpe Res, 26th February 2014 (Bob Bullock)

Fulmar, Ravensthorpe Res, 26th February 2014 (Bob Bullock)

Fulmar, Ravensthorpe Res, 26th February 2014 (Bob Bullock)
Fulmar, Ravensthorpe Res, 26th February 2014 (Bob Bullock)

Fulmar, Ravensthorpe Res, 26th February 2014 (Bob Bullock)

Fulmar, Ravensthorpe Res, 26th February 2014 (Bob Bullock)

Fulmar, Ravensthorpe Res, 26th February 2014 (Bob Bullock)

There have been twenty-three since the first record in 1958, so they’re by no means annual and they are frequently difficult to catch up with, averaging approximately 0.4 records per year! Fortunately the Ravensthorpe individual lingered long enough to be photographed and appreciated by a number of local birders. Fulmar Records by monthAnalysis of past records reveals that May is the peak month of occurrence so keep your eyes open! Many thanks to Bob Bullock for his excellent series of images.

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