Saturday, August 1, 2009

Wednesday and Thursday photos from New Hampshire!


Here is a series of shots of the several Bonaparte's Gulls that were roosting in the parking area of the state park.

This is two of the many Great Black-backed Gulls in the parking lot.

I was lucky enough to be able to go on a second whale watching trip with Granite State Whalewatching. The weather in the morning was eerie. You know that feeling of rare or odd birds showing up. That feel, that essence in the air of odd birds, when you step outside and know something good was going to be found. That morning was one of those mornings.
Great Black-backed Gull

We came across many, many "rafts" of Wilson's S-P roosting on the water, and this one time, they were all feeding.
Cory's Shearwater
Northern Gannet

Fin Whales

Greater Shearwater
Humpback Whales. The whale at right is a female named Quote for the white scaring on her dorsal fin area.
One of two of the odd birds that showed up!!!!! NORTHERN FULMAR!!! Woohoo!!! The Leach's Storm-Petrel didn't pose for a photo, barely got close looks at it!
Common Tern
Herring Gull in Rye Harbor.
The next two photos are of a young Great Black-backed Gull in Maine that just sat there, letting me get an up-close and personal shot.

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