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,
Friday, April 16, 2021
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
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 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.