August 29, 2011

Pelagic (2)

Yesterday four of us got on a boat, out of Bodega Bay, for a day of seabird (and other wildlife) viewing. It was an amazing trip, lead by Rich Stallcup, lasting from about 7am to 4pm. These birds were all new to the others and me, so it was incredible to watch Rich identify and call out birds from hundreds of yards away, as we worked to get our sea legs. Bird ID aside, taking pictures of flying birds from a boat was just as difficult as I expected but so fun, as they are out in the open and often getting quite close.

Black-footed albatross


Sabine's gull

Pink-footed shearwater

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