[Tweeters] Highlights from my first Westport Pelagic / Proof of
ned.mcgarry at verizon.net
Sun Oct 2 12:40:44 PDT 2005
When's the last time you got 15 life birds in one day? I can remember the
experience like it was yesterday. Because it was!!!!
Nevermind about the occasional rain shower. Nevermind about getting seasick
despite the patch behind my ear. It was a great day.
Thanks to the spotters on the Monte Carlo for a rewarding and productive
experience! We successfully sighted all of my 12 target birds that were
likely to be seen including . . .
South Polar Skua
Photos of some of these birds are available at . . .
I'll leave it to someone else to provided a detailed list of all birds seen.
Returning into Westport Marina, we observed the group of Godwits there that
included a single Bar-tailed (lifer #13) and a single Hudsonian (lifer #14).
I wasn't sure if I got a shot with the Hudsonian's wing up, but it turns out
I did. http://www.pbase.com/nmcgarry/godwit
A quick visit to Bottle Beach on the way home turned up various routine
peeps. Also managed proximate looks at Black-bellied Plover, a few
Pacifics, and at least one American. The American was lifer #15 for the
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