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Saturday, May 14, 2011

UAE Pelagic 07.05.11

Belated Blog I'm afraid. Another Pelagic into the Gulf of Oman last weekend. Proved to be one of the best for me yet ! I got a lifer in Wedge-Tailed Shearwater of which I saw 2. Our boatman is now getting very experienced and is able to spot these birds on the horizon better than we can ! He is also now very adept at chasing Shearwaters and keeping them alongside the boat. However bouncing the waves at 40-50 Km/h trying to focus on a moving Shearwater, which are the most excellent fliers, is an extremely difficult task indeed !! Many many shots show bits of blurry shearwater and often nothing at all ! But you will always get one or two that are in frame and sharp :-)

Wedge-Tailed Shearwater 2
Sooty Shearwater 10+
Flesh-footed Shearwater 1
Persian Shearwater 300+
Red-knecked Phalarope 8
Bridled Tern 30
Arctic Skua 1


Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)
Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus)
Persian Shearwater (Puffinus persicus)
Persian Shearwater (Puffinus persicus)

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

Flesh-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes)

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)

1 comment:

  1. Great serie, very nice images. The Bridled Tern is such a nice bird ;)

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