Posted by: atowhee | February 9, 2010

Got your lifer alcids right here!

We had five species of alcids on Admiralty Sound today–click here to see list. This one was abundant.

We had three species of merganser, and three of loons, including this Common:

It was a constant struggle to pick the occassional loon out of the welter of Red-necked Grebes that were spread across the waves, among hundreds of gulls and alcids.  The Brant, at least, stood out immediately because of their size.

We quickly determined that the average number of Pelagic Cormorant per floating log: 3.

And in one of these blogs soon I will have to tell how we found our orca, but not tonight.


  1. Way cool! Great to be there with you!

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