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Freeport Pelagic Trip 08122014- C (mid-Hudson Canyon area), Suffolk County, New York, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:00 AM
Party Size:
1 hour(s), 5 minute(s)
5.5 mile(s)
Alec Humann List , Alex Lamoreaux List , Anders Peltomaa List , Andrew Baksh List , Andrew Guthrie List , Anonymous eBirder List , BOB WASHBURN List , Ben GC List , Brian Whipple List , Christopher Eliot List , Corey Finger List , Deborah Allen List , Doug Gochfeld , Drew Haluska List , Drew Weber List , Eileen Wheeler List , Gail Benson List , Gale VerHague List , Greg Lawrence List , Heydi Lopes List , Jeffrey Kimball List , John Haas List , Joseph DiCostanzo List , LUKAS MUSHER List , Lance Verderame List , Mac Waters List , Menachem Goldstein List , Michael Andersen List , Michael Lanzone List , Michael Yuan List , Paul Bourdin List , Paulagic Birding List , Richard Fried List , Richard Kaskan List , Robert Bate List , Roberta Manian List , Sean Sime List , Shai Mitra List , Sue Barth List , Tom Cantwell List , bobby rossetti List , matthew sabatine List
See Life Paulagics overnight (August 11-12) pelagic trip out of Freeport, NY.
10:05 AM: 39.463333, -72.306833
10:25 AM (6 minutes after initial WFSP sighting, ad still very close to that spot): 39.490333, -72.3125
6 species (+2 other taxa) total
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Sex Unknown 2

© Alex Lamoreaux


**Very Rare. Probably the main really rare target species of this trip. North American mega rarity outside of a small window in the late summer in deep water off of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Long-legged, fairly pale Storm-Petrel, with white underwings, gray back, and white underparts and face with a black face patch and cap. Bird was behaving bizarrely (even for this species), continuously wheeling around and crashing into the same bit of water over and over again, before then breaking into its more typical water-walking/pogo stick-type flight style as it angled away from the boat. This individual didn't strike me as as pale and contrasty as they can appear, probably because the rump seemed a bit darker than they can be. Water temperature was 76.4° F Photos by many people. Sean Sime photos: DG photos:

© Greg Lawrence

Average Quality

© Alex Lamoreaux


© Alex Lamoreaux


*Uncommon but expected in warm, deep water off the Northeast at this time of year. Large storm-petrel, with noticeably forked tail, and warm brown overall tone. Long, slender wings, and erratic, nighthawk-like, flight.

Sean Sime's photo of one at ~10:14 AM (There may be photos of other individuals as well):


*Rare, but probably to be expected this far off shore at this time of year. Both were long-winged, large, storm-petrels, but whose wings were not as angular as on Leach's, and appeared 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.
Distant photos (DG) of one of them, at 10:02 AM.

Photos of the other one (~10:37 AM) by Sean Sime:

Oceanodroma sp.



© Alex Lamoreaux


© Alex Lamoreaux

shearwater sp.

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