Sunday, March 9, 2014

At Sea, Day 3 - 03 Mar 2014

Winds are a bit strong today with steady 20-30 mph intensities. I spent the morning on the balcony looking for birds from the comfort of our 13th floor balcony, but saw none. So, I spent the morning enjoying more flying fish. Finally, at about 1:15 pm we were about 100 miles from Hispaniola, I spotted a Magnificent Frigatebird soaring toward the ship. A male frigate!

Less than 30 minutes later a White-tailed Tropicbird appeared. I managed enough pics to verify the clean white back and black wing markings that help distinguish it from the black, mottled back of its red-billed counterpart. These are heavily-cropped photos.

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