November Pelagic Trip

On 11/24/13 I had the both the pleasure and displeasure  of going on a Sea Life Paulagic trip out of Freeport, NY.

First the displeasure. As many of you know, I don’t do very well in the morning as 3 am is my normal bedtime. On this trip I had to be at the dock at 5:30 am. The trip back was pretty difficult as we were heading into a stiff headwind and the sea was swelling. Lots of people lost their cookies. Fortunately I don’t get seasick but it was still pretty rough.

Now for the pleasure. The ride out (about 40 miles) was  pretty easy with lots of birds coming into the chum slick. We were treated to Northern Fulmar, Great Shearwater and Iceland Gull. We had multiple of each species (see images below). The we I refer to were lots of good friends on board including David Speiser, Tom Burke and one of our leaders, Doug Gochfeld.  In spite of the rough return we all had a really good time.  

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This entry was posted in Birds.


  1. david speiser December 19, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    Nice stuff! Happy to see the blog up and running again!

  2. Ken Thompson December 19, 2013 at 2:15 am #

    It would help,if you id’d the birds in the picture?

  3. Bert Hirsch December 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    the details are amazing, each feather pops.
    i look forward to future posts!

  4. Bert Hirsch December 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    great shots, each feather pops off the page.

    good luck with the new blog!

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