On Sunday we traveled a bit farther south in hopes of finding more shearwaters. Charter boats had reported good numbers just past the shelf break about 10 to 15 miles south of where we started on Saturday. We found a few Cory's, mostly resting birds,
Thanks to everyone who made these trips possible by joining us to head offshore, especially our photographers: Johannes Ferdinand (http://www.bird-lens.com/photos-2/pelagic-birds-off-shore-cape-hatteras/) from Germany & Jacob Spendelow of Virginia. Photos by Kate Sutherland & Brian Patteson, trip lists on our website here.
A couple more shots of Black-capped Petrels from the weekend:
The light is tough in this photo, but it looks like there could be extensive white in the under primaries of this individual - possibly a nominate Cory's. We had a few over the weekend that were good candidates!
Red-necked Phalaropes working in the sargassum.
A few shots of Bridled Terns from Saturday's trip, we did not turn any up on Sunday!
A Common Tern who came in to investigate our slick on Saturday.
One of the juvenile Loggerheads after the release!
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