A few weeks ago , I was surprised to receive an e-mail from Karl Wagener. Executive Director ,
of The State of Connecticut's, Council of Environmental Quality, asking if they could use one of my photos for their 2009 Annual Report.
I was more than pleased to accommodate them with a photo of a Wilson's Storm Petrel from July 13 2009
This specie's is an oceanic (pelagic) wanderer that occasionally graces western Long Island Sound with it's presence in the summer months.
Deep water fisherman refer to these birds as "Jesus Christ" birds for their apparent ability to be able to walk on water, as shown in this photo.
Please check out the CT CEQ site, www.ct.gov/ceq for their newly released report,
it is a wealth of information as to what is happening in our own backyards.
Click on the "annual report" on the right near the petrel photo, for the info.
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