Monterey Seabirds trip report
- Apologies for reposting, I neglected to sign off properly.
We were lucky to experience an incredibly dramatic interaction between a
pod of Killer Whales and a Gray Whale mother and her calf on our
Monterey Seabirds Mother's Day outing. The outcome was appropriate for
the holiday. We also saw 3 Flesh-footed Shearwaters.
From the main page at http://www.montereyseabirds.com go to trip reports.
To see the action go to the May 9 report. There is a photo sequence
which is an animated gif, if you click on any image it will take a short
while to load if people are using a dial-up modem, but it can be seen in
any browser without plugins.
Also, just added to the website is a trip report from our recent journey
to the Sea of Cortez.
Our next trip is scheduled for June 13.
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- The trip report for our last trip featuring Martijn Verdoes' photos is
up on the Monterey Seabirding blog at:
More photos are also up on the Monterey Seabirds Facebook page.
We are looking for more birders to join us this weekend as we have a 12
hour offshore albacore grounds trip next Saturday Aug. 27 that in past
years has turned up rarities like STREAKED, WEDGE-TAILED and MANX
SHEARWATERS, CRAVERI'S MURRELET, HORNED PUFFIN, LAYSAN ALBATROSS and
last year we had a GREAT-WINGED PETREL for the third North American
record. These long trips are productive!
See trip reports at: http://www.montereyseabirds.com/SeabirdTripReports.htm
We will host an 8 hour trip the following day on Sunday, Aug. 28 and
there are a plenty of spaces still open for that one. Both trips will
have plenty of elbow room for photographers to pan with big lenses.
See our website for details, trip reports and trip registration or call
831 375-4658 to reserve.
Soquel Canyon, CA, USA
- Thank you to those of you who showed up for the Monterey Seabirds trip
last Saturday and to those of you who sent emails in a show of support!
We had an action packed pelagic trip out of Monterey last Saturday. Lots
of bird activity (5 species of shearwaters) kept us busy but alas no
megararity. That trip report with Blake Matheson photos is at:
Our trip this Sunday, October 23rd is a go. Please join us. Todd
Easterla will be on board with our other friendly spotters.
Our final trip of 2011 is on the schedule for Oct. 29th and there are
plenty of spaces available. October is an exciting time to get out on
the ocean. Cost for these two trips in $120 each. You can call 831
375-4658 to reserve or do it online at http://www.montereyseabirds.com
Roger Wolfe for Monterey Seabirds
- The highlight for today's Monterey Seabirds pelagic trip was the great looks at a Manx Shearwater. I posted a photo on my website, on my recent photos gallery. But most impressive was the wonderful show put on by a herd of Rizzo's Dolphins with many jumping with acrobatic twists. I'll post photos tomorrow.
Only a few Buller's Shearwaters, one Ashy and one Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, quite a few Arctic Terns and Sabine's Gulls, and other shearwaters around the boat all day.
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