Our sightings today: Humpback whales, a Stellar sea-lion, Harbour seals and pups++, Bald Eagles+, Rhinoceros++ and Cassin’s Auklets, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots, Red-necked Phalaropes++ and Western Grebes.
It was a wonderful day to be out on the ocean enjoying the sunshine, blue sky and sea and marvellous viewing of a myriad of seabirds who seemed to be almost everywhere we looked! We had sightings of three Humpback Whales: Ripple, Moonstar and Slit and today was the very first sighting of Moonstar into the area this summer. As we sat drifting in a back-eddy in Parsons Bay we could not help but be amazed at seeing hundreds of seabirds in the area of Blackfish Sound who along with the Humpback whales were feeding on bait balls. The viewing was phenomenal and filled our senses to the brim!