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April 21, 2007 Pelagic
out of Santa Barbara, CA

 

                 
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 April 21st, 2007 Murphy's Petrel (wished for but not to be) Pelagic out of Santa Barbara, CA

Red-necked Grebe - had this in the harbor - all others out at sea!

Red-necked Grebe (CA) - spring - near breeding plumage Red-necked Grebe (CA) - spring - near breeding plumage
Red-necked Grebe (CA)


<-- now out to pelagic waters and the San Juan Seamount (2000 fathoms deep!) -->

Xantus's Murrelet
Xantus's Murrelet (CA) - spring

Rhinoceros Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet (CA) - spring Rhinoceros Auklet (CA) - spring

Cassin's Auklet
Cassin's Auklet (CA) Cassin's Auklet (CA)
Cassin's Auklet (CA)



Parakeet Auklets - not at all expected for California - very few records!
Parakeet Auklet (CA) - very unexpected w/ few records!! Parakeet Auklet (CA) - very unexpected w/ few records!!
Parakeet Auklet (CA) - very unexpected w/ few records!! Parakeet Auklet (CA) - very unexpected w/ few records!!
Parakeet Auklet (CA) - very unexpected w/ few records!! Parakeet Auklet (CA) - very unexpected w/ few records!!
Parakeet Auklet (CA) - very unexpected w/ few records!! Parakeet Auklet (CA) - very unexpected w/ few records!!


Black-footed Albatross

 Black-footed Albatross (CA) Black-footed Albatross (CA)
 Black-footed Albatross (CA) Black-footed Albatross (CA)
 Black-footed Albatross (CA)


Pink-footed Shearwater
Pink-footed Shearwater (CA) Pink-footed Shearwater (CA)
Pink-footed Shearwater (CA) Sooty Shearwater (CA)


Sabine's Gull - A remarkable tally of over 1,000 - a really high count !
Sabine's Gulls (flocks totalling 1,000 + in one day!) Sabine's Gulls (flocks totalling 1,000 + in one day!)
Sabine's Gull flock (CA) Sabine's Gull (CA)


Northern Fulmar (CA) Northern Fulmar (CA)
Northern Fulmar -light phase- (CA) Northern Fulmar -light phase- (CA)

Pomarine Jaeger (CA) Pomarine Jaegers (CA)
Long-tailed Jaeger (CA)



Ran into a pod of 8 Orca's for some cetacean excitement - the big male w/ over 4 ft. dorsal !!
Orca [Killer Whale] - CA Orca [Killer Whale] - CA
Orca [Killer Whale] - CA Orca [Killer Whale] (CA)



No matter which way we looked, no Pterodroma petrels were found  (sob, sob, sob....)
Pelagic birding, 85 miles out to sea from Santa Barbara Pelagic birding, 85 miles out to sea from Santa Barbara
Pelagic Birding with hopes for Pterodroma petrels - none to be had :(   Pelagic Birding with hopes for Pterodroma petrels - none to be had :(
 

                 
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