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,
Monday, September 1, 2014
Aug 7 2014, out to the 11 mile ridge, 4 species of shearwater, 3 species of whale, mottled sunfish
Aug 7 offshore trip with the crew from Matinicus Rock.
Minke whale, north of Wooden ball
Same Minke whale
Razorbill and chick
not quite adult gannet
Gamming greater shearwater, none north of Seal Island all summer and out beyond there are plenty of them
quite tame some of them
the little Manx
We saw a couple Leaches petrel fairly early and no more
Wilson's petrel were thick in places,
no picture but there were lots of harbor seals drifting along out there.
like I said thick in places
Then off in the distance east of the southern end of the ridge there they were
they were a ways off we would have missed them but for the breaching, 3 humpbaccks we follwed them for an hour or so, 5 minutes up and 5 minutes down, they were just lobbing along @2 knots when on the surface.
hang on this one looks familiar
there it is, (from the archives on Aug 6 2013) we saw the same whale in the same place
must go back next year.
Still there were shearwaters around when the whales were down
just like Maui county
they stayed close together mostly
We left them alone after an hour or so, we had miles to go, not sure if this one was waving goodbye or trying to frighten us off.
Cory's, we never used to see these up here.
big slow winged, less stiff winged than the greater, more shearwaters are always nice
we saw three fin whales on the way in, saw their spouts first, lost them quickly distracted by