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,
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
july 30, ten jaegar day
July 30, phalerope & jaegars lots of them
Two year old Puffin
felonius skua trying to pass as a manx shearwater shows itself by flushing early, pirates are quick to assume that those approaching are up to no good.
ok hear is where it became dreamlike, I get 7 jaegars and one gull in this shot, a tern is in there somewhere as well.
I think there are 9 or 10 jaegars in this one, all apparently attracted to the same tern?
i believe that there were 10 individuals in my binocs at once, eclipsing the old mark by several.
Anyway lots of jaegars working on the tern traffic, loaded with fish. Isle au haut beyond
only six hear western mountain MDI in the distance.
7 or eight here.
I get 7 in this one and a tern. that looks to me like catapiller mountain in Sedgewick, beyond.
though laughing gulls carry their loads in the gullet still the pirates know they have a load to be taken
Parasitic jaegar terrorizing a laughing gull.
looks as if the jaegar is lugging off the laughing gull but it was just a close pass.