Re: [pen-bird] Pioneer Canyon pelagic 7/21, pics
Tom et al.
Thanks for posting this! I should note for the county enthusiasts that
Manx Shearwater was in San Mateo; Laysan showed up in SF and SM counties;
conveniently the two observations of Scripp's Murrelets included a pair in
SF, and a single in SM; nearly all of the storm petrels were in SF, although
one Ashy was in SM; the Buller's were all in San Francisco waters. It was
quite the trip, good weather, great conversations, superb birding, and lucky
bi-county sightings for some of the goodies.
[mailto:peninsula-birding@...] On Behalf Of Tom Grey
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:47 AM
To: pen-bird; SFBirds
Subject: [pen-bird] Pioneer Canyon pelagic 7/21, pics
A nearly 12-hour pelagic led by Alvaro Jaramillo went from Half Moon Bay
out to Pioneer Canyon in SF waters. An all-day overcast cut down a bit on
photo-ops, but we found plenty of good birds, including a pair of Marbled
Murrelets on the way out, a Manx Shearwater seen by some, a young Laysan
Albatross, two pair of Scripps's Murrelets, a couple of Buller's
Shearwaters along with many Sooties and Pink-foots, Fork-tailed and
Wilson's as well as many Ashy Storm-Petrels, adult and sub-adult
Long-tailed Jaegers, and the largest gathering of Black-footed Albatross
most of us had seen, nearly 100 together at one time. In the harbor, a
large flock of Elegant Terns greeted our return at the end of the day with
an impressive blastoff from the jetty.
Some pictures at http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/pelagichmbjuly13 .