Extreme Pelagic. All Weekend. 8/20 – 8/21

Greetings:   Yes, this trip has become known as the White-Faced Storm Petrel trip by birders thru-out the country…The deep warm waters along the continental shelf off Massachusetts are magical and this weekend, they were calm and the weather was comfortable…    Three  WHITE-FACED STORM PETRELS were seen well by all on board, additional ones were seen at a distance…  A BLACK -CAPPED Petrel was seen by several people but not by me…   In addition to the usual shearwaters, terns, gulls and Wilson’s storm petrels circling the boat, also seen during the trip, were several LONG-TAILED Jaegers, two parasitic Jaegers, several  AUDUBON SHEARWATERS,  several BAND-RUMPED and LEACH’S STORM PETRELS.  But stealing the show was a 20-25 foot WHALE SHARK coming to our chum.  Also seen were 4 BEAKED WHALES which even breached when first seen…Large pods of Bottle-nosed and Common Dolphins visited and even a sea turtle…

A Complete report of the trip will be posted in the near future…

The Club has another trip going to the same waters on September 24,25, 2016.  Space is still available… Contact me for further information.

Ida Giriunas

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