1. Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes, Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA, May 9, 2004.  Note the molt limits in the outer primaries.  Pink-footed and Sooty Shearwaters in California waters are also in the process of replacing flight feathers and wing coverts at this time of year. This and the following 5 images are videograbs of the same bird. Images 7 and 8 are videograbs of what may be a different bird.

2. Flesh-footed Shearwater P. carneipes, Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA, May 9, 2004.  Same individual as above.

3. Flesh-footed Shearwater P. carneipes, Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA, May 9, 2004.  Same individual as above.

4. Flesh-footed Shearwater P. carneipes, Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA, May 9, 2004.  Same individual as above.

5. Flesh-footed Shearwater P. carneipes, Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA, May 9, 2004.  Same individual as above.

6. Flesh-footed Shearwater P. carneipes, Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA, May 9, 2004.  Same individual as above.

7. Flesh-footed Shearwater P. carneipes, Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA, May 9, 2004.  Possibly the same individual as above, or a different bird.

8. Flesh-footed Shearwater P. carneipes, Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA, May 9, 2004.  Same individual as in image 7 above.

© Stephen J. Davies

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