Photographs taken on BOATRIDES FROM VINALHAVEN MAINE ABOARD SKUA, A 36' Jarvis Newman hull, driven by John Drury.
Specializing in birding trips to Seal Island NWR off Mid coast Maine, a 3 1/2 hour tour, last Great Cormorant Colony in the US.
largest puffin colony in Maine, Razorbills, Murre, Arctic terns, Black guillemots,
Maybe a whale, More information at https://www.maineseabirdtours.com,
Friday, October 6, 2017
August 3, to Matinicus Rock, past Wooden Ball
last years puffin
Puffins ashore at Matinicus Rock,
Sue leaning on the oars, the dorys name was Heal Me Carlos! Carlos Heal me! that week.
on the way in we went past the Nw shore of Wooden Ball, near the current location of a Cormorant colony we saw a few Arctic terns, and Coco spotted this fledgling, the bird on the right, demonstrating that this small colony of about 8 pairs were not entirely unsuccessful, despite being on a very tough gull island.
lots of Seals on Wooden ball, several hundred.
White throated sparrow
White-throat, parula approaching
male parula aug 3
Parula warbler bathing
White-throat barking at and displacing yellowthroat, yellowthroat leaping backward out of the pool.