|A one, an' a two... ♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪|
|Black Storm Petrel|
There were a few Black Storm Petrels that have deep wing beats - which I'm starting to recognize but I need to see another few hundred of them for say... a month or two before I get it down pat.
|Wilson's Storm Petrel|
This Wilson's Storm Petrel was far enough out I couldn't see it's white rump band through my binoculars, but it did show up in the photos I took. You can even see the pale secondaries.
The boat found a fishing boat that was surrounded by flocks of Sooty & Pink-footed Shearwaters, Black-footed Albatrosses and one lone Laysan Albatross.
|The Laysan had true 'Betty Davis' eyes|
|Check out those beautiful long wings|
|A genuine Dall - a Dall's Porpoise: one of a small group that shot by|
|We passed a few Northern Fur Seals, out airing their flippers|
|Waving Mola Mola fin|
Today was a lovely Birthday. After the trip I drove back south to Barbara's house for another couple of days of totally unnecessary R&R. Why not? It's my birthday!