Petrels and shearwaters (Hydrobatidae)
Where to see them
The best place to look for one is from seawatching points around the coast in the autumn, particularly during strong winds. Very occasionally, birds turn up on inland waters, but this is usually storm-driven exhausted birds. Breeds on offshore islands in N and W Scotland.
When to see them
Watch for it passing offshore during September and October, when gales blow it close to land.
What they eat
Crustaceans, molluscs and small fish.
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