Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), Brogborough Lake, Bedfordshire, 08/02/2013. My first sighting of any species of Petrel so very pleased to have seen this bird. Unfortunately, it remained distant and "record shots" were all I could manage. Scope views were good though and the bird was an overall dirty, dark brown colour. The white rump was only visible in flight. I didn't notice any white underwing markings (which would point to a Storm Petrel ID). It breeds on remote offshore islands to the UK (islands in N and W Scotland) and feeds out beyond the Continental shelf. Spends most of its time at sea, only approaching land to breed and then only at night. Most British and Irish birds migrate in the winter to the tropics, although a few remain in the northern Atlantic. A rare inland vagrant, probably blown off course by the week-long gales!