FW: Offshore Friday 3-30-18
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From: David Povey [mailto:dpovey@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:19 AM
Subject: Offshore Friday 3-30-18
Three of us did a quick run offshore, out of Mission Bay. Highlights were;
130 - Black-vented Shearwater scattered, many southbound
1 - Ashy Storm-Petrel 8 1/4 n. miles west of Mission Beach
1 - Common Murre Flying north bound over the outer edge drop off along the Nine Mile Bank.
2 - Scripps's Murrelets 4 miles west of Point Loma.
3- Cassin's Auklets. Outer edge of the Nine Mile Bank
1- Rhinoceros Auklet adult with full head plumes, seen on the water, west of 178, same area as this species seen on Bird Festival pelagics.
1-Glaucous-winged Gull 1st. cycle, Dana Landing Basin, Mission Bay.
75- Bonaparte's Gulls
45- Elegant Terns
Good mammals show
1- Elephant Seal a large male
4- California Sea Lions
15-20 Common Dolphin
12 + -Risso's Dolphin
2- Gray Whales
Also had a area of Velella or "By the Wind Sailors" small hydrozoans ( jellyfish ) that float on the surface and have an upright "sail".
11 Mola mola (Ocean Sunfish)
Next scheduled Buena Vista Audubon Pelagic trip is May 20th. call 619 -222-1144 ask for the Grande Birding trip. See details at www.sandiegopelagics.com