Friday, April 16, 2021

September 2020

 Some photos from September 2020, boat rides

Western wall of Seal Island house getting updated.
Money love and Dreams, abeam of Diamond rock, VH turbines and Mt Maguntikuk beyond
a greater shearwater looking sort a sooty against the light
Katrina Paige
Katrina Paige
sooty Shearwater, an excellent late summer for shearwaters, they were scattered about the bay reminiscent of the golden barefoot summers of my youth
Crow searching behind radar for candy bars while gull keeps watch.
adult Bald Eagle,  feathered flesh eating lizard
Gannet, feathered fish eating lizard
first year bald eagle, extra large, raised on otter Island, fattened on ducklings.

September 6, we came upon some gulls and shearwater on some fish
Also some Porpoise
I shut off the engine and we drifted a while

you could see the ball of fish sometimes, here a greater shearwater takes a dive.
here surfacing with fish other shearwater submerged beyond
Greater Shearwater, with fish pursued by first year herring gulls.

Immature blackjacked gull with greater shearwater, porpoise under.
the water was still and the porpoise showed up well through it.
Sooty shearwater

sooty shearwater with gulls, and a gannet
Greater shearwater, submerged
Porpoise in green water
Greater shearwater, with fish

Harbor Porpoise, September 6, north of three fathom ledge
Harbor Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena
young and adult double-crested cormorant, young great cormorants and a young herring gull.
September 12 Seal Island
Little Spoon, Great Spoon, from the Eastern Ear
Sailing through hurricane sound towards the reach

Star Fisher, Steve and Kachina, off the eastern NE point of Seal Island

Cormorants roosting on the back shore of Seal Island.
mostly great Cormorants Seal Island

Cheryl Ann in the Harbor
Eagle obove seals hauled out on Wooden Ball
The Black Horse
The Flying Fish at Brimstone.
I took a ride inland to Katahdin with my daughter Flora, I got above tree line briefly during a couple of days, pipets robin and a lapland longspur on the tablelands.

Skua, on the mooring Vinalhaven beyond

August 2020,

A few photos from trips during August 2020
Greater shearwater near Seal Island
Greater shearwater
White-sided Dolphin off seal Island
Greater shearwater

White-sided Dolphin slapping tail
Some wear and tear on dorsal fin
Loon from inland still In summer wear
Mtinicus Rock
picking up crew at Mat Rock for offshore ride
in bound, Seal Island beyond.
Goldenrod, young black backs
Porpoise, gulls nears lanes Island
Red-necked Phalerope, aka northern phalarope, phalerope pico fino.