Tuesday, October 9, 2012

IMAGES OF THE DAY by Abe Borker: October 6, 2012

Hello, Birders, 
We hope you will enjoy Abe Borker's images from the October 6, 2012 Monterey Bay Shearwater Journeys's pelagic trip. All images copyright, Abe Borker. Please do not use without permission.
 One of many Great Egrets, fishing from the kelp beds along Cannery Row.
 Cannery Row,  Monterey, above.
 Common Murre, above.
 Heermann's Gull, above.
 Flocks of Black-vented Shearwaters arrived from Southern California and Baja.
 Black-vented Shearwaters are nearshore birds, found along the Continental Shelf.
 Black-vented Shearwater, above and Pink-footed Shearwater, below.
 Buller's Shearwater, below.
 Two of three Killer Whales, below. 
 Killer Whales, below. The group comprised a female, calf, and possibly a "sprouter," the term for a young male. 
 Killer whale dragging the body of a marine mammal that they killed, possibly a Dall's Porpoise.
 Many birds came into feed on the bits and pieces of the carcass.
 A Sooty Shearwater and one of the Killer Whales with the carcass, above.
Two Killer Whales, showing eyepatches. 
Life and Death at Sea,
Debi Shearwater

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