Saturday Oct. 1st. mini pelagic. Least Storm-Petrels, Craveri's Murrelets, Sabine's Gulls

David Povey
 

Gary Nunn, Nicole Desnoyers, and I,  ran offshore from Mission Bay.

This was a boat engine test and a check on the storm-petrel raft, found by Capt. James McDaniels

last week.

The engine ran fine and the stormie raft is still present.

partial species list;

Pink-footed Shearwater  - 4 (?)

Black-vented Shearwater  - 260

Leach's Storm-Petrel  -  2

Black Storm-Petrel   -  300

LEAST STORM-PETREL  -    10   (across the L.A. co. line)

Red-necked Phalarope  -  350

Parasitic Jaeger  -   3-4

CRAVERI'S MURRELET   -   2

murrelet sp  -  5

Cassin's Auklet  -  30

sm. alcid sp.  -  1

SABINE'S GULL  -  6

Common Tern  -  9

Elegant Tern  -  1

Dave Povey

Dulzura

p.s. the Oct. 9th. pelagic trip is full.

The Oct. 29th. 9hr. pelagic out of Mission Bay still has space call San Diego Whale Watch at

619 534-9249 or 619 839-0128

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