|Tiffany photographing Mars.|
We had great views of pelagic birds for much of the trip. And then at the end of the trip, we swung by some humpbacks that were feeding at the surface and right off the shoreline. What a show. Here are the whales we have identified so far.
Here is a short video from our trip that day. We were drifting near the whales, when they bubble netted right off the stern of the boat. As they started to strain, they swam right towards us and then dove beneath the surface.
Thanks so much to Blair for organizing this trip out of Chatham. And thanks to Capt. Kenny Eldredge for spending time with the whales on the way home. Blair put together a map showing our path offshore and the location of the whales. You can see just how close to land they were.
Below is Blair's Massbird posting that lists all the different seabirds, gulls and sea ducks that we sighted during the trip. I would encourage anyone interested in pelagic birds to consider participating in these trips out of Chatham. Although all trips have ended for 2013, Blair will be scheduling more trips in 2014.