Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 13 - San Diego Pelagic & Coronado Islands

The primary purpose of my trip was to enjoy the pelagic offered by Although I had already seen the Black-Vented Shearwater, Northern Fulmar, and Red Phalarope from shore at Point La Jolla I was still after some life birds today.

While still inside US waters, I was able to see my ABA-life bird of Rhinoceros Auklet:

credit: Patty Bruno

Also I was able to get several views at the Pomarine Jaeger:

credit: public domain

This Glaucous-Winged Gull circled the boat for seemingly hours. Apparently when it got either too tired, or finally smart enough, the bird decided to hitch a ride on the bow!