Great Shearwater – 1894

GREATER SHEARWATER, Puffinus major

An occasional visitor – rare.

Writing to us on September 18th, 1886, the Rev. Clennell Wilkinson, rector of Castle Martin, says: “The Greater Shearwater I think I have seen washed up dead on the shore, but that was some years ago, and I am not now very certain about it.” This is a considerably larger and lighter coloured bird than the Manx Shearwater, and is an irregular visitor, sometimes in large flocks, from the Atlantic to the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, and is well known to the people of the Scilly Isles, so that it very probably enters the Bristol Channel occasionally, and may occur in Milford Haven, &c.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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