Friday 29 August 2014

Cristobal Amazes!!!

Today was one of those days I can see myself telling my grandchildren about in 50 years.

After seeing 10000 Leach's Storm-Petrels, 3 jaeger species, and 1 probable South Polar Skua, Ian Jones and I headed to Cape St. Francis where we had great looks (or at least as good as they get from land) at a young Great Skua exiting Conception Bay South!
Who can say they've seen 5 species of jaeger/skua in one day from land!? Well, I can't, but we sure came close!

2 adult Long-tailed Jaegers hidden in here:


Stunning looks at storm-petrels:

Absolute carnage:

Adult dark-morph Pomarine Jaeger:

But where were the birders!!??

More to come tomorrow or Sunday!