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AWESOME DAY: SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 MONTEREY BAY

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  • Debra Shearwater
    Howdy, Seabirders, Another incredibly awesome day on Monterey Bay thrilled seabirders on Shearwater Journey s September 14, 2008 pelagic trip. Seas were
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      Howdy, Seabirders,

      Another incredibly awesome day on Monterey Bay thrilled seabirders on
      Shearwater Journey's September 14, 2008 pelagic trip. Seas were
      glassy, greasy smooth throughout the day, allowing for amazing
      viewing, especially of the STORM-PETREL FLOCKS, which continued to be
      the highlight of the trip. At least 10,000 ASHY STORM-PETRELS were
      rafting over acres of the sea. Among them, the most sensational find
      was a single LEACH'S STORM-PETREL (white-rumped, northern? form),
      which flew very close to our boat for all to see. Many of the
      photographers on board were able to obtain images of the bird. Also
      found were 5 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 5 FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS, and
      only 60 BLACK STORM-PETRELS. Other highlights included one FLESH-
      FOOTED SHEARWATER and 14 SOUTH POLAR SKUAS. The PEREGRINE FALCON has
      returned to its wintering spot on the radio tower on Cannery Row. One
      might say, however, that the true highlight of this day was the
      brilliant ocean conditions! Beaufort 0. Sea surface temperature 59F,
      steady.

      We thank all of the participants who came from near and far for this
      trip. The leaders were: Linda Terrill, Scott Terrill, John Sterling,
      Clay Kempf, Don Doolittle, David Vander Pluym, & Debra Shearwater.
      Lauren Harter was our diligent chummer.

      Spaces are still available on the following trips from MONTEREY:
      SEPTEMBER 22, 25, 27, 28; OCTOBER 3, 4, 5, 11, 18; NOVEMBER 29.
      Spaces are still available on the following trips from BODEGA BAY:
      OCTOBER 9 & 17.
      Spaces are still available on the OCTOBER 12 trip departing from
      SANTA CRUZ.
      Please contact Debra Shearwater as soon as possible for a reservation.

      The complete species list for SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 MONTEREY BAY follows:
      MONTEREY COUNTY/SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

      PACIFIC LOON- 4/0
      EARED GREBE- 2/0
      BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS- 4/2
      NORTHERN FULMAR- 1/0
      PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER- 865/18
      FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER- 1/0
      BULLER'S SHEARWATER- 45/12
      SOOTY SHEARWATER- 2570/10
      WILSON'S STORM-PETREL- 0/5
      FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL- 0/5
      LEACH'S STORM-PETREL- 0/1
      ASHY STORM-PETREL- 67/10,000
      BLACK STORM-PETREL- 0/60
      BROWN PELICAN- 45/0
      BRANDT'S CORMORANT- 270/0
      PELAGIC CORMORANT- 2/0
      HARLEQUIN DUCK- 2/0,. in Monterey harbor
      SURF SCOTER- 19/0
      RUDDY TURNSTONE- 1/0
      BLACK TURNSTONE- 8/0
      RED-NECKED PHALAROPE- 46/30
      SOUTH POLAR SKUA- 14/0
      POMARINE JAEGER- 5/2
      PARASITIC JAEGER- 4/0
      JAEGER SP.-3/0
      HEERMANN'S GULL- 75/4
      CALIFORNIA GULL- 125/35
      WESTERN GULL- 400/30
      SABINE'S GULL- 7/2
      ELEGANT TERN- 43/3
      COMMON TERN- 2/0
      COMMON/ARCTIC TERN- 1/0
      COMMON MURRE- 190/0
      RHINOCEROS AUKLET- 210/0
      GREAT BLUE HERON- 1/0, on the Coast Guard jetty
      PEREGRINE FALCON- 1/0, on the radio tower, Cannery Row
      BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD-1/0
      SEA OTTER- 2/0
      CALIFORNIA SEA LION- 800/0
      NORTHERN FUR SEAL- 6/0
      HARBOR SEAL- 6/0
      HUMPBACK WHALE- 18/0
      SHORT-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN- 2/0, along Cannery Row, cow/calf
      NORTHERN RIGHT WHALE DOLPHIN- 40/0
      PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN- 200/0
      DALL'S PORPOISE- 3/0
      OCEAN SUNFISH- 1/0
      BLUE SHARK- 2/0


      ADDENDUM to the SEPTEMBER 13, 2008 REPORT: MARINE MAMMALS SIGHTED:
      HUMPBACK WHALE- 21
      PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN- 765
      NORTHERN RIGHT WHALE DOLPHIN- 260
      NORTHERN FUR SEAL- 24
      CALIFORNIA SEA LION- 250
      HARBOR SEAL- 6
      SEA OTTER- 9

      Shearwaters forever,
      Debra


      Debra Shearwater
      Shearwater Journeys, Inc.
      PO Box 190
      Hollister, CA 95024
      831.637.8527
      debi@...
      www.shearwaterjourneys.com

      *Antarctica, South Georgia, & The Falkland Islands, January 5-24, 2010*
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