San Diego portion of Searcher 5 day pelagic 9-6-21


David Povey
 

This is a brief summary of the birds seen in San Diego waters, offshore on Monday Sept. 6, 2021.
Still to be edited and submitted.
Highlights;
A white morph RED-FOOTED BOOBY flew over the bow of Searcher at approximately 20 n.m. from Pt. Loma . That is near the Mexican Border and far side of the San Diego Trough. Photos, and exact location to come with the eBird report . This is the first white morph Red-footed Booby I've seen off So, Calif.
TOWNSEND'S STORM-PETRELS (5) several at the "Corner" and others around the Thirty Mile Bank.
LEAST STORM-PETRELs   (2 )  vicinity of Thirty Mile Bank.
CRAVERI'S MURRELETS  (9) on the Thirty Mile Bank 
All three jaegers including, LONG-TAILED JAEGERS  (4).
SABINE'S GULL   (10)
ARCTIC TERN (2).

Partial list of  species and numbers offshore:
Pink-footed Shearwater    120
Sooty Shearwater   2
Black-vented Shearwater  35
Leach's Storm-Petrel   25
TOWNSEND'S STORM-PETREL   5
Ashy Storm-Petrel  2
Black-Storm-Petrel   225
LEAST STORM-PETREL  2
Brown Booby   1
RED-FOOTED BOOBY   1
Brown Pelican   2
Whimbrel  3
Red-necked Phalarope   50
Pomarine Jaeger   7
Parasitic Jaeger   2
LONG-TAILED JAEGER   4
jaeger sp.  3
CRAVERI'S MURRELET   9
murrelet sp.   4
SABINE'S GULL  10
Western Gull  (many)
California Gull   1
Heermann's Gull    1
Common Tern    6
ARCTIC TERN   2
sterna terns (Common/Arctic sp.)   16

Very nice sea conditions and viewing weather all 5 days.
Trip leaders; Todd McGrath, Dave Pereksta, Ryan Terrill and Dave Povey, with 28 passengers.

Dave Povey
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