Saturday, July 2, 2011

HERALD PETRELS, FEA'S PETREL, WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRDS, RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD - Pelagic Waters, NC - 7/1-2/11

Hi All,

Reports continue to come from Tom Johnson (via CarolinaBirds, and Tom's own flickr photo site) who is aboard the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter doing seabird survey work while the ship has been doing scientific work and running a survey route up the southeastern seaboard this past week and now this week as well.

11 HERALD PETRELS (7/2) including a light morph, a FEA'S PETREL (7/2), 9 WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRDS (seen over 7/1-2), and a RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD (7/1) were all seen in pelagic waters off of North Carolina yesterday and today!

Tom's flickr site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonxie88/with/5895732704/

The NOAA Ship Tracker website shows the track of the ship's current voyage (the ship is still at sea as of this writing, and is now headed east out into the Atlantic it seems) at:

http://shiptracker.noaa.gov/default.aspx

The post from CarolinaBirds:
https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/arc/carolinabirds/2011-07/msg00009.html

CarolinaBirds (The birding listserv for both North Carolina and South Carolina) uses an Archive Access Checkpoint to access their post archives. When clicking on a link to CarolinaBirds from an NGR post, the first time in a session, you will hit the Archive Access Checkpoint instead of the desired post. Click on the "Let me in to the archives" button. You will then be entered into the archives. You can search for the post from there or you can go back and click the post link in the NGR post again and the related post should open from CarolinaBirds. This is a security feature of CarolinaBirds.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

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