Short-tailed shearwaters – muttonbirds – circling the moon

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Short-tailed shearwaters or muttonbirds circling the moon before crash-landing at their burrows amongst a little or fairy penguin colony at Bruny Neck on Bruny Island, Tasmania. They fly so low that their wings were brushing the watchers. Then there’s a crash when the land in the bushes and you can just about see them vanishing into their burrows….

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.