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,
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Parasitic Jaegars, aka arctic skua,
big wings and little head
Barred sub adult
I saw this hooded merganser near Brimstone, I do not recall having seen this species quite so out in the bay as this bird.
off it went
Also three harlequin at Little Brimstone, on the left with some hen eiders, I had seen one harlequin regularly here all summer. Apparently there were three in the area all summer.... they were not inseparable, meaning I saw one alone many times.
again little harlequin on the left
a few northern or red-necked or, thin-billed phalerope
and still there were young razorbills in the bay
still growing flight feathers
still following su padre
Arctic Skua, aka felonius Skua
you can tell when the pirate sees a prize as it exhibits impressive acceleration through the gears as does a big falcon.