18 September 2010

Pelagic number 2

Once again, tiredness begets brevity, species list and images as follows,...

More of my new favouritist storm-petrel.

Much better views of Xantus' Murrelet today, these two are scrippsi but two hypoleucus were also seen (future armchair tickage?).

Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar (dark and pale phase), Buller's Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-petrel (2-3), Black Storm-petrel, Ashy Storm-petrel, Leach's Storm-petrel (1), Fork-tailed Storm-petrel (1), Brown Pelican, Pelagic Cormorant, Black Turnstone, Red Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, South Polar Skua (1), Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger, Sabine's Gull (4), Western Gull, Heerman's Gull, Elegant Tern, Arctic Tern (1), Common Murre, Xantus' Murrelet (2 scrippsi, 2 hypoleucus), Cassin's Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Tufted Puffin (3).
Humpback Whale (including breaching), Risso's Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise, Harbour Seal, Californian Sea-lion.
Sunfish (2), Blue Shark (1).

Dark adult Pomarine Jaeger with semi-spoons.

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