Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Storm is Brewing

For those weather geeks out there who have been keeping up with the Alaskan weather, you've probably seen the "hurricane force wind" warning for the Bering Sea region. Luckily, no one on board wants to experience 30-40ft seas, so we are hanging out around the Aleutians until the storm passes.

I surveyed for a little over 2.5 hours today, and was rewarded with my lifer Fork-tailed Storm Petrel, actually a handful of them. The most common bird has been Northern Fulmar. I also have tallied all 3 scoters, Black-legged Kittiwake, Glaucous Gull, and not much else. Diversity is still somewhat low, but I hope that will change when we get up near the Bering.

More soon-David

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