Tuesday, July 6, 2021

late spring early summer 2021

 late spring early summer 2021


so here are some photos from boat rides to seal island mostly the order they appear in is haphazard

I see Razorbills, Great Cormorant, Arctic terns, Puffins, Black Guillemots, Common terns , Double-crested Cormorant, daily,  Murre most days, also Wilsons Petrels, gannets are becoming more frequent, I have seen just two sooty shearwater and one Manx, but expect more shearwaters before long, also Eider, Black-backed Gulls, Laughing Gulls and Herring Gulls, there has been a Peregrine at Seal Island.

The Red-billed Tropicbird has been out there,

 There have been a few Harlequin ducks at Brimstone.

Porpoise and Grey Seals every day, though the porpoise have been fairly few,

Great Cormorant and Herring Gull Seal Island
Great Cormorant nests Seal Island,
Cormorant nests Seal Island

Arctic Tern at Wooden ball
A Murre at Seal Island

 El SeƱor Tropical June 24th,  Red-billed Tropicbird Seal Island.
June 11, Seal island, El Pajaro Milagroso
June 11, Brimstone, male Harlequins
June 14th Seal Island, Peregrine

June 14, Peregrine
June 17th, Eider hens and ducklings
Eider pair and 3 male Harlequin, June 17th
I took a few days to go inland to Baxter,  my hiking buddies Flo and Troy on the table lands

We Hiked up Hamlin Ridge in the background
Loons up there, North that is 
The Great Norther Diver
Ok it looks as if we are back on the coast, it makes me wonder, why don't Gannets go fishing in fresh water, there was a greater shearwater on Rangely lake so I suspect there have been gannets on lakes but they seem to be great at not going inland.

Puffin Razorbills and eiders

Can you spot the bird in this one, bent white feather near the middle,
yup RBTB, June 5th

Comb Jelly,  Submersable electric blimp

Red-necked Phalerope, aka norther, or needle billed,  June 6

Harlequins June 8th, Brimstone

Parula singing to Lilac, this was not at Seal Island, 
May 24, red-necked Phalerope
Eagle over Otter Island nest.

May 16, Brant on Seal Island.
April 29, Roberts Island, Otter Island beyond, Eider headed ashore.