Monterey Bay – Shearwater Journey’s – September 16th

Fast forward 12 hours, 92 miles south to Monterey Bay, 7:00 am.  Preparing for another day on the water.

The ocean was very calm, making it enjoyable for everyone aboard but not usually very productive.  Birds were numerous in places and I even picked up a new Life Bird.

Juvenile Pelagic Cormorant

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Fulmar Feeding on a Common Murre

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Red-necked Phalarope

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Group of Black-footed Albatross

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ABA Life Bird #707 – Ashy Storm-Petrel

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Highlight of the day was a pod of Killer Whales that fed around our boat for at least an hour.

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Including this mother and calf

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Northern Fulmar – Dark

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Pink-footed Shearwater Take Off

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Parasitic Jaeger

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Black-footed Albatross Take Off

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I had a great time these two days, meeting many people with the same interests.

Can’t wait for the next trip.   Thanks Doug.

Ciao for now

 

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