Trip List June 5, 2016
Trindade Petrel (light) 1
Black-capped Petrel 34
Cory's Shearwater 53
Great Shearwater 2
Audubon's Shearwater 16
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 80
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel 6
Noddy sp - likely a Brown Noddy 1
We had a few Cory's following the boat today and while I did not see it at the time, this bird had some extensively white under primaries, not quite enough for a certain id as Scopoli's, but more than would be seen in an Atlantic Cory's... There is so much variation! (Kate Sutherland)
One Great Shearwater made a couple of nice passes, but did not stick around in the slick (photo by Will Brooks)
Our Wilson's Storm-Petrels gathered up quite well on our drifts (top photo by Will Brooks, bottom by Kate Sutherland)
We had some really good luck with Band-rumpeds! This photo is of the same individual as above (in the post) taken by Will Brooks.
On the way back to Hatteras Inlet, I took position in the bow pulpit to attempt some photos of flyingfish. This looks like an Atlantic Patchwing with some rosy wings (Kate Sutherland)!
I was hoping this was a different species with the wholly dark tail fork, but it seems to be a Patchwing or variant there of...!!