Petrels and shearwaters (Hydrobatidae)
Where to see them
Breeds largely on islands on the west coast of the UK, and on the Northern Isles. Only comes to shore to breed, and then at night. Best looked for by seawatching in spring and autumn from a westerly headland with onshore gales.
When to see them
Present at and around the breeding colonies from May to September. Migrants best looked for in September and October as they journey south to waters off South Africa.
What they eat
Fish, plankton and crustaceans
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