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Bart Vercruysse and Pol Dewulf

142. Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus, Skokholm, Pembrokeshire, September 2019. When there is a new moon in late August or early September, the young Manxies, some still partially covered in down and abandoned by their parents, leave their nests at night to exercise their wings. A few days later, they will leave land at night to discover their first sunrise, out at sea.

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