All, This morning a gentle NW wind brought decent birds to the Point Pinos Seawatch. Brian Sullivan was also there.
Some nice birds included:
BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS (2)
BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS, PINK-FOOTED, BULLER'S, SOOTY SHEARWATERS
Brian called out one SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER, though I didn't get a diagnostic look myself.
PARASITIC and POMARINE JAEGER
COMMON LOON (5)
A previously reported female LESSER SCAUP and two CACKLING GEESE were on Crespi Pond.
Two BOBOLINKS were found yesterday on the South Bank Trail in Carmel Valley, I believe by Carol Rose. Sorry if I got that wrong. One was reported this morning. I missed them today after two hours of searching. Also there today were a SWAMP SPARROW, NASHVILLE WARBLERS, and two PALM WABLERS.
eBird reports have location details but they were in the weedy field adjacent to the main grassy field. A long fence splits the fields.
Lastly, MONTEREY SEABIRDS has our last two pelagic birding trips coming up. Sunday Oct. 15- 8-hr
Monday Oct. 16- 12-hr
The long range weather is looking good for those trips. We hope to get fairly far offshore on the 12-hour trip. It should be a blast.
We'd like to fill both trips, so we're offering a great deal. If you book both trips, we'll give you 50% off on the 12-hour trip . That makes that trip just $80 dollars!
Call (831) 375-4658 or visit montereyseabirds.com to make a reservation.
I failed to do a trip report of our last trip on Oct. 1 but we did find a SOUTH POLAR SKUA, hundreds of BULLER'S SHEARWATERS, a few ASHY STORM-PETRELS, 3 COMMIC TERNS and a pair of black and white MURRELET Spp.
Looking forward to a strong NW wind the next couple of days (including overnight) . It should make for some great seawatching at the point.
Monterey Seabirds- montereyseabirds.com