02/05/12This year I have been on a bit of a tear, photographing just over 200 new species, 80% from B.C. The others in Alberta, Saskatchewan and a dozen in the UK.
A pelagic day trip to photograph Albatross and Sooty shearwaters was the first highlight. High points were watching Sea otters feeding on urchins 25 kms out to sea. The Black-footed albatross was the birding highlight as it glided over the waves then landed close to the ships at about 50 kms of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Other birds included Sooty shearwaters and one Manx shearwater.