February 24 was our last winter trip for the 2013 season. It was an excellent day to finish up our winter trip season! Lots of Manx Shearwaters, Red Phalaropes, Dovekies, Razorbills, and Atlantic Puffins plus an adult Kumlien’s Gull and TWO Great Skuas!! Trip report and photos posted on our blog – thanks to everyone who joined us!!
We ran our President’s Day Weekend Trips on Saturday February 16 & Monday February 18th. Excellent looks at Manx Shearwater, Red Phalarope, Dovekie, Razorbill, and Atlantic Puffin – plus a Humpback Whale and Loggerhead Turtles! We also encountered the usual gulls and Northern Gannets, but they were HUNGRY so we had spectacular shows in the stern both trips! Trip report and photos posted on our blog – thanks again to everyone who joined us!
Virginia winter pelagic trip ran on Saturday January 19, 2013 – check out our trip report by Ned Brinkley on our blog (choose from menu above). We saw Manx Shearwater, Red Phalarope, Black-legged Kittiwake, Iceland Gull, Great Skua, Dovekie, Razorbill, and Atlantic Puffin – plus the usual suspects! Overall a great day offshore from Virginia and we broke the state high count of Razorbills!
We saw Great Skua on every 2012 Winter Trip!
Gulls, Northern Gannets, & Northern Fulmar feeding behind the Stormy Petrel II winter 2012
& our favorite photo from the 2012 Winter Season…