And then we were back in familiar territory. Today I surveyed south of St. Matthew Island for the second time this trip. This time with similar results. Quite a few Northern Fulmars were around, as usual, as were Kittiwakes and Glaucous and Glaucous-winged Gulls. I also had another Fork-tailed Storm Petrel. I guess all these storms with 75mph winds really blow these little guys around.
In with the gull flocks that occasionally follow the boat was this gull.
Rather than go into a long, detailed description of what I think it is, I'll leave it up to you to decide. Anyone care to go to subspecies with it?
I also had a quick fly-by of three small, dark Auklets. I fired quite a few shots, but only managed some lousy images.
And, since I've been posting really terrible pictures lately, I'll post this Common Green Darner picture I took recently in Texas.
With a big storm heading our way (again), I hear talk of retreating to the ice for a couple days. Dutch Harbor can't come soon enough. Stay tuned!