Friday, September 26, 2008

California Pelagics (Part 2) - Sept 4th & 7th

More images from the Monterey Bay 'Shearwater Journeys' pelagic on September 7th, plus a couple of Black-vented Shearwater images taken on the crossing of the Santa Barbara Channel to Santa Cruz Island on September 4th.

Black-footed Albatross - A most successful trip with about 40 seen in all.

Ashy Storm-Petrels - A loose flock of around 350 birds, but somewhat surprisingly nothing else of note identified with them.

South Polar Skua - A good day with about 8 seen, none of which really lingered around the boat.

Black-vented Shearwaters - About 30 seen on both crossings of the Santa Barbara Channel to and from Santa Cruz Island.

More to follow from California.....

Best birding,


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