Went out on a Pelagic trip with Larry and Philip Manfredi and Roberto Torres today. Thanks, Roberto for bringing your boat. It was slow , even by Florida standards. We had three Audubon’s Shearwaters, 15 Bridled Terns, 2 Sooty Terns, Brown Boobies, a N. Gannet and two storm-petrel species- Wilson’s Storm-Petrel (12) and Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (2) both of which were year-birds for me.
We didn’t have the Red-footed Booby. I was sure hoping for that one. On the bright side we caught 13 Dorado (Dolphin Fish) and had an enjoyable time. Larry’s son Philip who’s ten years old handled himself well. Roberto has a whole lot of energy. He was able to film this Band-rumped Storm-Petrel on our trip.
To make matters worse, it looks like I may be stuck tomorrow in Houston which would mess up the North Dakota trip which may be jacked up anyway due to the floods. If this all happens expect an end run or hail mary tomorrow. May try to make lemonade out of lemons.