15 September 2010

Pelagic number 1

Have been a bit lax on the blogging front recently, and will update properly soon, but yesterday we got (all counts approximate, no counts for 'common muck'):

Common Loon, Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar (dark phase), Cook's Petrel (1), Buller's Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Wilson's Petrel (2), Black Storm-petrel, Ashy Storm-petrel, Fork-tailed Storm-petrel (3), Brandt's Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Willet, Ruddy Turnstone, Black Turnstone, Red Phalarope, South Polar Skua (2), Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger (biggest 'flock' c.35), Sabine's Gull (4), Herring Gull, Western Gull, Heerman's Gull, Elegant Tern (5), Common Tern (1), Arctic Tern (1), Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Xantus' Murrelet (2), Cassin's Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Tufted Puffin (2), Belted Kingfisher (2).
Killer Whale (1 transient male), Blue Whale (1), Grey Whale (4), Humpback Whale (including breaching), Pacific White-sided Dolphin (7), Northern Right Whale Dolphin (3), Harbour Seal, Californian Sea-lion.
Sunfish (1), Salmon Shark (1).

Nice start, and now,... birding.

And one more, just for good measure,...

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