Jul 29 2012
Linosa island hosts the second largest Cory's (ssp. Scopoli's) Shearwater colony in the Mediterranean, with around 10000 pairs. The picture is not so good but shows them during their rafting. Around sunset, the birds gather together just outside the colony an will wait there until the moon goes down. No shearwater attends their nests when the moon is still shining! This is done chiefly to avoid predation.
Jul 1 2014

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