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Freeport Pelagic Trip 08122014- D (Hudson Canyon east wall (N))

Owner Doug Gochfeld

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  • 11 mi
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See Life Paulagics overnight (August 11-12) pelagic trip out of Freeport, NY.
11:07 AM: 39.53315, -72.32865
11:43 AM: 39.59285, -72.402433

Breaching Minke Whale @ 11:51 AM:

Sean Sime photo:


  1. Number observed: 45
  2. Number observed: 1

    Details: Came off the water in a flock of ~13 WISPs, and flew directly away. Large storm-petrel, with noticeably forked tail, and warm brown overall tone. Long, slender wings, and jerky flight. Very conspicuous among the Wilson's. Not completely unexpected in deep, warm water off NY in August.

  3. Number observed: 2

    Details: *Rare, but probably to be expected this far off shore at this time of year. This was the closest to shore that we had Band-rumpeds on this trip which tallied over 50 of them total. Unfortunately I do not have the coordinates for either of these birds. Both were long-winged, large, storm-petrels, but showing wings that were not extremely angular (not as angular as on Leach's), and appearing a bit broader than on Leach's. Clean white rump patch, squared off tails, and no leg projection beyond the tail. Bounding, snappy flight, with intermittent glides interspersed. Appeared obviously colder toned than Leach's.

  4. Oceanodroma sp.

    Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 4

    Details: *Expected in warm water in August. Photos of at least two (11:29 AM, 12:00 PM), both of which appeared to be juveniles.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Sex Unknown 2 2
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