Tuesday 10th September 2013

   Monterey pelagic day.

Pigeon Guillemot
   Another close to shore search for Murrelets, failed again, but at least turned up Pigeon Guillemots (3). Similar day as before, sea mist, and dull! Quite a few Sooty Shearwaters again, and a few Rhinoceros Auklets. Again Pink-footed Shearwaters were quite common, and showed well. Also a fairly good number of Black-footed Albatrosses were seen. At least 3 Pomarine Skuas showed well too.

Rhinoceros Auklet

Pink-footed Shearwater

   Other than the birds, the cetaceans took centre stage. We had Humpback & Blue Whales, California Sea-lion, Rissos & Pacific White-sided Dolphins too.
   But…..still no chumming….why?
Pink-footed Shearwater
Black-footed Albatross
Pomarine Skua (Summer)
Pomarine Skua (Juvenile)

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