Added to show the jizz of a typical compact flock caught in harsh afternoon sun. This 'record shot is added as the species is attracting much attention currently with seawatchers, yet there are few photos in the BG archive. The birds show brownish upperparts, contrasting with a pale foreneck and belly, a dark underwing 'crossbar', and elongated rear end, possibly owing to projection of the feet. Range was c. 0.75 km. See also the recent commentary (& Ian Lewington's revealing illustrations) in Martin Garner's Birding Frontiers blog and the discussions on BirdForum...
Canon 40D, 300 L IS USM lens + 1.4 extender at 1/1250 sec, F5.6, ISO 200.