Subject: Short Tailed Shearwaters off of Cape Flattery
Date: Dec 3 10:17:25 1998
From: Kai Schraml - thekaiser at

Dear Tweets,

I too was at Cape Flattery this Thanksgiving weekend and saw the same casual sea otter with child, and all the rest. One thing perplexed me though. It was a small dark Shearwater that hung out near the observation post. Since the Sooty and Short Tailed are very close in appearance I thought that the time of year more than likely dictated that it was a Short-Tailed. Is this a good assumption? I saw the bird at close range, but do not know the two species well enough to make a visual separation.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Kai Schraml
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