Saturday, March 31, 2012
After my last pelagic birding trip about 16 years, which was a little like the picture (well maybe not quite that bad, but it felt like it), I'm booked in for one tomorrow. An all day sea-birding adventure beyond the continental shelf, the first ever autumn seabird trip off Perth.
A chance to see Arctic, Pomarine and Long-tailed Skuas (Jaegers) which may be on the move, plus a whole host of wonderful albatross, petrels and shearwaters. Hopefully I'll be better than that last trip, where I spent the second part of the day staring at the floor, slowly nibbling my 2 foot bread stick with people throwing up all around me! For those who have seen the movie The Big Year, it's probably going to be like the scene where Bostick keeps saying 'Pitching and tossing, pitching and tossing'.
Oh well, must get my seabird numbers up, so I'm armed with my supply of sea sickness tablets, some salty chips and the good old trusty bread stick!