Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday May 29, 2012

There was a bit more wind offshore than was called for, but that was fine with us...birds were up and flying today!  We had Black-capped Petrels come in to the slick, including one white-faced, juvenile individual.  A Fea's Petrel popped up in the slick and then spent at least 10 or 15 minutes making a variety of close passes by the boat (yes, the shark liver worked!).  We did see Band-rumped Storm-Petrels, but they did not spend much time close in the slick like our cooperative Wilson's.  Three Pomarie Jaegers spent much of their morning following us, and we had many Cory's & Audubon's throughout the day.

Fea's Petrel   1
Black-capped Petrel   12
Cory's Shearwater   60
Great Shearwater   1-2
Sooty Shearwater   4
Audubon's Shearwater   39
Wilson's Storm-Petrel   100-130
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel   2
Pomarine Jaeger   3
jaeger sp. 1

Fea's Petrel (Steve N.G. Howell)

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel molting

Pomarine Jaegers:

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