Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pink-footed Shearwater

Today is my birthday and what better way to spend it than joining the Victoria Natural History Society for a mini-pelagic to Race Rocks. I traveled down to Victoria with Guy Monty and boarded the boat at 09:30am. The weather was terrible with rain all the way there. Once aboard the boat it didn't get much better though the sea was calm. We spent approximately five hours looking for pelagic specialties. We got a good selection of Auklets, Murres, Loons,gulls and shorebirds though the best for me was getting 7 PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS. This was a BC bird for me as I had only seen them in Washington on the Westport Pelagic.

Pink-footed Shearwater

Heermann's Gull

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