It was a beautiful day to be on the water and the early sighting of a large humpback whale was quite wonderful. The whale that was later identified as ‘Stripe’, was seen well in the distance initially but as we drew near, the stripe for which the whale can be readily identified was clearly visible on the fluke. The water was glassy and calm and the viewing of the whale was relaxing and very enjoyable. More diving birds were evident today and several times herring balls with birds gathered and feeding were observed. Twice during the tour Dall’s Porpoises suddenly appeared at the bow of the boat darting back and forth much to the delight of all onboard. On our way home a large number of Bald Eagles were observed fishing for herring and the viewing was quite spectacular especially when one eagle landed on the water surface and lay there briefly before getting airborne again. Other species also seen today: Harbour Seals, Pigeon Guillemots, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, White-winged Scoters, Belted Kingfishers, Bald Eagles ++ and an Eaglet in a nest.

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