Monday, May 28, 2012

Hatteras Pelagics May 27 - both tropicbirds

Following Saturday's cancelation, we were itching to get out and see what Beryl churned up. Throughout the day numbers were low but diversity ended up rather high.

The day started with a surprise imm. Red-billed Tropicbird only 8 miles from shore. An adult White-tailed later in the morning provided the North Atlantic tropicbird sweep for the day, a rare occurrence. Other highlights included a subadult Long-tailed Jaeger and a South Polar Skua. All were photographed (coming soon).

Cetaceans were highlighted by a pair of Gervais' Beaked Whales.

-NB

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