This morning we spent time just off Bliss Island with 2 feeding fin whales. It took some patience, there was some boat traffic but we got some great looks in the end.
|If you look closely you can see the whale's mouth is open and the ventral pleats are extended|
We also stopped at Whitehorse Island this morning and it was just buzzing with activity. The chicks are getting SO big.
|Great black back gull young of year|
|Check out the kittiwake gull chicks|
|Herring gull young of the year|
This afternoon we got a call from our friends on Grand Manan, Captain Sarah with Whales-n-Sails that there were 2 humpbacks off Long Eddy Light....about 20 miles from St. Andrews and within reach on our trip....so....off we went!! I am still waiting on ID on one of these whales (humpbacks are IDed based on the pigmentatation on the under side of their flukes). THANK YOU Captain Sarah.
|Hat Trick (front) and travelling companion|
|Hat Trick fluking|
|Waiting for ID on this whale|
I was not on the boat for this evenings trip but I heard they had a fin whale LUNGE FEEDING!! Amazing sight to see.
Thanks so much for checking in today,
|Young bald eagle|