Monday August 8th.
We saw two Humpback whales today doing deep dives , sometimes sighted near our location. There were several Minke whales across Salmon bank.
We saw an immature eagle at Flat Point it had not fledged yet and we could easily see the baby eagle in the nest. As we headed out ,we saw a BIG spout. Big spouts and the huge tail became visible. It was definately a humpback. Oh Joy ! We watched it for several cycles of deep dives.
Out at Whale rocks there were 14 Stellar Sea Lions . It is sort of early for so many. All most all males. We saw a seal flotilla. Mom’s and babies. Maybe 60 or so . We shut the boat down and they came and checked us out.
Also on whale rocks we saw 29 Oyster catchers. Their long red beaks shined in the sun. It is almost time for them to choose a new mate. On many folks life list. Rhinoceros Aucklets and common muirs , just the dad’s and young ones.
Back over to Long Island we looked at the very large bald eagles nest . It must weigh 1500 pounds. 6 or 8 feet deep and 10 feet across.