It was all going to be fantastic, and I was going to see lots and lots of lifers! Amazing birds I couldn't see on shore, birds that all look alike but are different! Shearwaters and skuas and petrels and storm-petrels and I would see them all!
So I did see a few lifers:
Great Shearwaters--so many they were trash birds by the end of it
Razorbills! I love them.
Sooty Shearwaters were mixed in with the Great Shearwaters
and Puffins! Atlantic Puffins! We saw three of them, and I managed a photo.
Gretchen and Laura were on the boat as well. I will only say that one of them threw up even more than I did, and one threw up less than I. But suffice it to say that we were SO INCREDIBLY GLAD TO GET BACK ON LAND.
Okay. That's enough of that. So I did get some lifers. I didn't get many pictures because I was too dizzy to take pictures. Lifers:
South Polar Skua
I wish I could've gotten photos of all the lifers, but like I said--it wasn't possible. And I missed some others: Great Skua, Red-necked Phalarope, Parasitic Jaeger. And two Humpbacked Whales.
So I got ten lifers. Ten lifers for eight hours on a boat. Ten lifers for four sick sacks.
I'll take it.