2011 Northern California … The Pelagic’s Part 2

Pink-footed Shearwater

Pink-footed Shearwater

Most of these pictures are still from the first day.  The volume of birds was extraordinary as was the number of picture I took.   Today’s post will not contain much dialog but I have the next 4 days off from work and hope to get out a better post soon.  The second Pelagic was memorable in a couple of ways including the worst weather I’ve been out on and for the great birds too!

Brandt's Cormorant

Brandt’s Cormorant

Heermann's Gull

Heermann’s Gull

Long-tailed Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger

Sabine Gulls are always a true joy to see as they are not very abundant and then to see a whole flock was priceless!  Click on the picture to see a full size image!

Sabine's Gull

Sabine’s Gull

I’ll talk a lot more about the Albatross in the next blog.  These guys are enormous and put on quite a show for us!

Black-footed Albatross

Black-footed Albatross

Black-footed Albatross

Black-footed Albatross

I posted this so/so picture of the Ashy Storm-Petrel because this was the best/rarest bird we saw on day one!

Ashy Storm-Petrel

Ashy Storm-Petrel

Thank you so much for stopping by!


About sheriffsmith

I have worked for the Broward County Sheriff's Office the last 13 years and spend most of my free time birdwatching / naturewatching and photographing the birds and nature that I encounter. I believe God has blessed us with a world that is so absolutely fascinating and wonderful and I'm doing my best to discover and show others all that he has provided us with in nature.
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7 Responses to 2011 Northern California … The Pelagic’s Part 2

  1. ftfhero says:

    I love the photos, and by the way, what file format are them. jpg? PNG? Because i am having trouble posting photos.

  2. She_Who_Hears says:

    Wish there was a “love” button. 🙂

  3. scaboo says:

    Fantastic shots! Thank you for sharing them.

  4. Martin says:

    I think your 4th pic is an Arctic/Parasitic Jaeger not a Long-tailed? Note particularly the white blaze at the base of the bill; also bill dimensions, body proportions, etc

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