[Tweeters] Westport Seabirds Trip Report (Jon Houghton)

Eric Ellingson abriteway at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 27 12:55:23 PDT 2019


This was my second time on a Westport Pelagic trip. It was a great and memorable trip. The guides are very knowledgable, friendly and helpful, as is the captain and his wife. Highly recommended. I'll go again. Good looks at Leach's & Fork-tailed Storm Petrels, South Polar Skua and many others.
The Pacific White-sided Dolphins were definitely my highlight. The amazing numbers, proximity, and activity of them were amazing to watch. Many were so close to the boat it was difficult to take a photo of them with a 100mm lens. A couple of times the dolphins came fully out of the water, flipped and then nose-dived back into the water.

Below is a link to a video from my phone that gives a small representation of the numbers of them.
https://flic.kr/p/2gHsbJv

Also on the Flickr photostream is a video and picture of a log I found on the beach at Westport covered in some sort of barnacle type creatures with long gummy worm 'necks/feet'. Anyone know what they are let me know.


Eric Ellingson

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