Shearwater Journeys's leader, 16 year old Will Brooks, captured these images on our February 22, 2015 Monterey Bay seabirding trip. Will is a junior at Gunn High School and our newest leader, although he was not leading on this day, but simply enjoying the marine life with his dad who is also a birder. Will has been birding for eight years already — half of his life! He began photographing birds a year ago. Last summer he had the opportunity to enjoy Maine's seabirds through the Audubon Coastal Maine Bird Studies Camp on Hog Island. Will says that the camp gave him a chance to explore a small island covered with nesting Atlantic Puffins, guillemots and terns. He confesses to being fascinated and excited about seabirds.
BRANDT'S CORMORANT in high breeding plumage
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