Humpback whales feeding in Weynton Passage

IMG_9896 IMG_9898 IMG_9900 IMG_9922 IMG_9929 IMG_9938 IMG_9943 IMG_9951 IMG_9969There were no reports of Orcas in the area when we headed out this morning and while the fog obscured much of Blackfish Sound and well out into the Queen Charlotte Strait, we sighted our first Humpback Whale in Weynton Passge and soon we were enjoying the diving and surfacing sequences of three Humpback Whales in the vicinity of Weynton Passage. The whales were relaxed and moving about in the ebbing current and feeding in wide circles. The stillness and lighting of the day was beautiful, the sounds of Common Murres calling their young, Gulls feeding on Herring balls, Belted Kingfishers darting back and forth and the back ground roaring chatter of Stellar Sea Lions, all added to the beauty of the day and just as we were leaving Blackfish Sound after meandering through the various scenic passages of the Plumper Islands, a forth Humpback Whale was sighted. Arriving back into Alder Bay it was then reported that orcas were sighted travelling in through Weynton Passage, an hour after our leaving the area! It has since been reported that it was the I15 Matiline who had travelled to the west overnight and who we had sighted yesterday among other pods. Also seen today: Stellar Sea Lions hauled out, swimming and fishing for salmon, Harbour Seals, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels, Pelagic Cormorants, Common Murres, Rhinoceros Auklets, Belted Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, Harlequin Ducks (female), Ruddy Turnstones, Herring, Mew and Glaucous-winged Gulls.

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  1. Pingback: Good Californian humpback whale news | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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