Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wilson's Storm Petrel in Gloucester Harbor

The Wilson’s Storm Petrel has been visiting Gloucester Harbor fairly regularly for the last few weeks due to the funky weather. These are some shots I took on the first of July in the fog.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

11 comments:

Arija said...

Great practice shot for walking on water! All great shots.

Eve said...

Love these photos Steve! I bet you're loving getting this guy! (but not the weather).

Abe Lincoln said...

These are very nice shots. I wonder what your ISO setting was.

Frank said...

I started looking at this blog after I met you Steve and I have to admit I'm not much of a bird guy but I find myself being addicted to these close ups and action shots. I can't get enough of them.So Keep up the good work and you probably will make a bird guy out of me. Thanks Steve

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
This is a bird we will not see in Iceland, only storm and leech petrels are around!
These are nice flying shots, well done.

AMIT said...

Wow excellent picture on water.

Alternative energy

Steve B said...

Hi Arija, This is a typical petrel behavior. They fly around like swallows and dip to the water, grabbing a snack without really landing.

Hi Eve, it has been an exercise in patience. They have been out in the middle of the harbor and every once in a while they will come in close enough.

Hi Abe, I was shooting at ISO 200. I usually shoot at ISO 100.

Hi Frank, I’m glad to have Gloucester following.

Hi Chris, We have the Leach’s Storm Petrel here too, but I have not seen them come into the harbor.

Thanks Amit.

Caroline said...

Beautiful shots!

Jenny said...

Arn't they quirky birds. Fabulous. I'm soooooo envious that you get them coming so close into the harbour. I've not yet ever seen one, but maybe one day.......

Chris Petrak said...

Whoa!! - makes me wish I could get free for the coast. Usually you have go way out on a boat to see these. Thanks.

James said...

Wow, That is so cool.

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