Saturday, May 28, 2011
NC - White-tailed Tropicbird - 05/25
White-tailed Tropicbird - c.30 miles SE off Hatteras Inlet, Cape Hatteras, NC. May 25th, 2011. Perhaps the highlight of the first of two days pelagic birding with Brian Patteson off the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This inquisitive bird suddenly appeared over the boat to a scream of "tropicbird!!". It then made at least two more passes of the boat much to the delight of all on board, before heading off across the ocean to the south ( I think). I wasn't quite prepared but managed to grab a few images through my bins using a Canon Powershot A560. More on Brian Patteson's SeaBirding Pelagic Trips can be found here.