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, June 29, 2015
some photos of mid June sightings: June 12 & 18
male Harlequin at Little Roberts, this is where the late ones are seen, most are gone by May 1st.
cryptic in the surg.
Great Cormorants at Little Roberts. 2 of the 40 great Cormorant nests in the nation, they nest at 4 sites, all in Mid coast Maine.
Red-billed Tropicbird, Seal Island
Puffin, at Seal Island
Eider hens and chicks, Seal Island.
Tropicbird and escort
Last years Arctic Tern, also known and Portlandic,
The magnificent black Guillemot
Researchers from National Audubon in the tern colony, looks like they might be disturbing them some.
Ravens and eagle, Otter Island, the ravens were escorting the eagle away from the vicinity of their young.
Once the Eider Ducklings start to hatch the eagles come to eat them, these two were on the beach at Brimstone.