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Monday, June 20, 2011

Gulf Pelagic 17.06.11

Quiet Pelagic today, weather very hot and humid. Usual suspects :

Persian Shearwater c100
Wilson's Storm Petrel 6
Red-necked Phalarope 20
Sooty Gull 15
Bridled tern 120
Common Tern 50
White-cheeked Tern 1
Little Tern 5
White-winged Tern 1
Arctic skua 2

The White-winged Tern was unusual to see out at sea.

We followed the Wilson's Petrels on a couple of occasions, was really beautiful watching them hover and skip on the water, quite amazing really.

 Wilson's Storm Petrel, (Oceanites oceanicus)

Wilson's Storm Petrel, (Oceanites oceanicus)

White-winged Tern , (Chlidonias leucopterus)
Sooty Gull (Ichthyaetus hemprichii)


Sunset over Kalba and the Hajar Mountains at the end of the Pelagic.



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