Say what? Yep, that there is a BURROWING OWL, some 26 miles offshore. Actually, it is not all that uncommon, as they often land on at the Farallon Islands. Please enjoy Isaac Sanchez's images, below. Isaac hails from Texas and is on a mission to photograph as many bird species as possible. Please do not use these images without permission.
A BURROWING OWL, above and below, that tried to land on our radio antenna!
PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER, below.
RHINOCEROS AUKLET, below.
BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS, an elegant flier, below.
POMARINE JAEGER, above and below.
SCRIPPS'S MURRELET, above and below, recently a split from Xantus's Murrelet.
These murrelets, again, below, are often very shy of boats. When they fly, it is often to the end of the Earth— or so it seems!
CASSIN'S AUKLET, below, also known as the "starlings of the sea" as they are very common breeders at the Farallon Islands.
CASSIN'S AUKLETS, below in flight, feed on krill.
The elegant, BULLER'S SHEARWATER, below.
BLACK--FOOTED ALBATROSS, below.
SABINE'S GULL, below, a High Arctic breeder.
PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS in flight, below.
A duo of PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS, below.
SOOTY SHEARWATER, below. Its numbers are declining.
PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER, below, showing its two-toned bill.
BULLER'S SHEARWATER, below, showing its dark cap and wedge-shaped tail.
BULLER'S SHEARWATER, below, undersides are gleaming white.
The lovely, BULLER'S SHEARWATER, below, follows tuna.
SOUTH POLAR SKUA & PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER, below. Notice the beefiness of the skua's chest!
The all powerful, all mighty, SOUTH POLAR SKUA, below.
Nearshore, at the end of the day, a father (right) and his chick, COMMON MURRES.
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