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Whale watching trip

I joined 5 other birders on today's (17th) Privateer outing. Birding was quite good for a 3-hour trip staying relatively close to shore. Good numbers of Scripps's Murrelets, several Cassin's Auklets, Red-necked Phalaropes, Black Storm-Petrels (all in one flock), Black-vented and Sooty Shearwaters, alternate plumaged Pacific Loons, two Brown Boobies, and a Parasitic Jaeger were seen. 
Non-avian highlights were 4 Fin Whales (one of which partially fluked–an occurrence rarely seen) and a Guadalupe Fur Seal.
Hopefully this bodes well for the 12 May pelagic trip. See for details.
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports