Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Friday, 26 July 2013

Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)

We saw 3 Cory's Shearwaters on last nights Pelagic Cory's Shearwaters breed on islands and cliffs in the Mediterranean, with the odd outpost on the Atlantic coast of Iberia. The nest is on open ground or among rocks or less often in a burrow where one white egg is laid, and is visited at night to minimise predation from large gulls. In late summer and autumn, most birds migrate into the Atlantic as far north as the south-western coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. They return to the Mediterranean in February. The biggest colony is located in Savage IslandsMadeira.


  1. Great photo's Joe. Thanks also for the info.

  2. Great photo of Cory's - Our Scopoli's are now starting to moult. Just saw a small group a few hours ago Cabrera, Mallorca.


    Miguel McMinn