I am posting the following message on behalf of Debi Shearwater
Marina Del Rey CA
The September 1, 2002 pelagic trip from Monterey Bay was a fantastic
day of seabirding, something to look at all day long, excellent sea
conditions, somes pecialty seabirds, and terrific marine mammals.
Although we began the day with foggy conditions, it did not prevent
us from finding many of the seabirds right from the get-go. The two
HARLEQUIN DUCKS were still in the harbor, SURFBIRDS and BLACK
TURNSTONES along the jetty, ELEGANT TERNS along Cannery Row, and
shearwaters were abundant. It was heartening to find flocks
of ASHY STORM-PETRELS along the 200 fathom line. One partial albino
Ashy Storm-Petrel was spotted by Debra Shearwater. It had a white
rump and white feathers in the wings. Only 18 BLACK STORM-PETRELS
were found, but everyone on board had ample time to study the
differences in the flight patterns and field marks of the two
species of storm-petrels. Shearwater Journeys'long-time leader, Clay
Kempf, spotted 2 XANTUS' MURRELETS of the HYPOLEUCUS
race, and excellent studies were had of this hard-to-find species.
One of the SOUTH POLAR SKUAS flew directly over the boat, circling
us. The leaders were: Clay Kempf, Mike Rogers, Jennifer Green,
Denise Wight, and Debra Shearwater. The complete list follows.
Our next boat trips with spaces available are; from Monterey: Sep 8
(leaders: Clay Kempf, Luke Cole, Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Mike
Danzenbaker, Debra Shearwater), Sep 27 (leaders: Luke Cole, Jennifer
Green, Debra Shearwater), Oct 4 (leaders: Steve Howell, Mike
Danzenbaker, Luke Cole, Jennifer Green, Debra Shearwater), Oct 6
(leaders: Steve Howell, Clay Kempf, Luke Cole, Debra Shearwater),
Oct 12 (leaders: Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Clay Kempf, Denise
Wight, Debra Shearwater), Oct 19
(leaders: Scott Terrill, Linda Terrill, Clay Kempf, Mike Rogers,
from Santa Cruz: Sep 28 (leaders: Al DeMartini, Clay Kempf, Jennifer
Green), Oct 13 (leaders: Jennifer Green, Ted Chandik, Scott Terrill,
Clay Kempf, Debra Shearwater); from Bodega Bay: Oct 14 (leaders:
Alan Hopkins, Lisa Hug, Luke Cole, Al Jaramillo, Debra Shearwater).
The following trips are SOLD OUT: Sep 13, 14, 15, 29, and Oct 5. The
weekend for out-of-state birders is Oct 12, 13, 14. Spaces remain
all of these trips.
SOUTH POLAR SKUA-2
XANTUS MURRELET-2 (HYPOLEUCUS)
PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN-40
NORTHERN RIGHT WHALE DOLPHIN-8
LONG-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN-350
CALIFORNIA SEA LION-+
Debi Shearwater <debiluv@...
P.O. Box 190
Hollister, CA 95024