We departed on our annual 5-day pelagic bird watching trip today. We had a productive first afternoon with lots of storm petrels at the 30-mile bank. Black, Leach’s and Least storm petrels, Black-footed albatross, Black-vented, Sooty and Pink-footed shearwaters, Northern fulmar, Red and Red-necked phalaropes were added to our list.
For whales, we have seen common dolphins, blue (fluke photo from a previous trip) and fin whales. We are enjoying the calm seas and light winds. And it’s a lot cooler out here!