Our sightings: Biggs (Transient) Orcas, Humpback Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets, Red-Necked Phalaropes, Common Murres, Bald Eagles, a Great Blue Heron, Black Oystercatchers, Pigeon Guillemots, Surf Scoters, an American Robin and Gulls.
It was a glorious day that grew even more beautiful later into the morning when we departed on our tour. Once again it was Biggs (Transient) Orcas who were in the area today, this time they were identified as the T002Cs of which we had some exceptional viewing.
We observed a Humpback Whale identified as Argonaut who was taking long dives and working the area while feeding in wide circles; our passengers enjoyed a beautiful close viewing on one passing!
There is increasing evidence of bait balls and birds gathering to feed with increasing numbers especially of Common Murres who have been late arriving into our area this season. The wonderful mix of Steller Sea Lions, Seals and birds that we saw while cruising slowly through some quiet island waterways where Bull Kelp forests sparkled in the sunlight was just as fascinating as all of the other magic that we witnessed today!
Photo credits: Muriel Halle. All photo’s have been cropped and taken with a telephoto lens.