Sunday, June 7, 2015

Hatteras Pelagics - June 5-7, 2015

Just wrapped up a three-day weekend of pelagics with Brian Patteson and Kate Sutherland out of Hatteras, NC (AKA Pterodroma Alley). We had a really fun three days at sea, starting somewhat slowly on Friday followed by a great Saturday and Sunday. It was windy on all three days, which is generally great for seabirds but poor for spotting cetaceans; this held true for us.

Seabird list:
TRINDADE PETREL (dark morph)
Black-capped Petrel (dark-faced and white-faced types)
Cory's Shearwater (including several "Scopoli's" Shearwaters)
Great Shearwater
Audubon's Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Leach's Storm-Petrel
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (molting and non-molting individuals)
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Bridled Tern
Arctic Tern

Cetaceans were represented only by Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins.

Trindade Petrel (dark morph)

Trindade Petrel (dark morph)

Trindade Petrel (dark morph)

Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

"Scopoli's" Cory's Shearwater

"Scopoli's" Cory's Shearwater

Audubon's Shearwater

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Leach's Storm-Petrel

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (non-molting adult)

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (molting)

Pomarine Jaeger

Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern

 - NB

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