Thursday, September 14, 2017

Shorebird Festival Pelagic -- Amazing shearwaters!

The 5 hour pelagic trip run out of Charleston aboard the Betty Kay in conjunction with the Shorebird Festival was a great success.  Highlights were one TUFTED PUFFIN, four species of shearwaters -- SOOTY, PINK-FOOTED, good numbers of the elegant BULLER'S, and two FLESH-FOOTED, one of which sat on the water, giving all passengers good views.  Throw in BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS, NORTHERN FULMARS and FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS, auklets, and other seabirds, and you have the makings of an excellent trip.