IMAGES OF THE DAY
Bodega Head's resident naturalist, Jackie Sones captured some terrific images on the Shearwater Journeys's pelagic trip departing from Bodega Bay on October 26, 2012. Jackie has not only posted these images, but also very helpful identification tips on her blog. Of the seven species of shearwaters observed on this trip, the MANX SHEARWATER, below, was the rarest find of the day. Jackie's description and explanation of the tricks of lighting are, well, enlightening!FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATERS are highly sought after and October is the single best month for sightings.
BULLER'S SHEARWATERS, sitting in flocks, were nearshore. Jackie's image, below, surely shows the "shear - water."
SOUTH POLAR SKUAS, powerful birds and crowd pleasers, put on quite a show.
All images, copyright, Jackie Sones. Please do not use without permission.
Real birds eat squid,