Sunday July 5, 2020
10am: This mornings trip was cancelled due to a severe thunderstorm warning.
1:30pm: This afternoon, the weather cleared up and off we went to Head Harbour Passage where we picked up a minke whale and some porpoise groups. We stayed with the whale as it swam up the coastline of Campobello Island and as it swam out to the Bay, we headed off to check out the eaglet in the nest on Pope’s Island. We spotted an adult eagle on nearby Casco Bay Island, and spent time with harbour and grey seals of Casco’s ledges. Then we went over to Whitehorse Island and saw the great black backed gulls, herring gulls, black-legged kittiwakes, cormorants, and a few grey seals. We also watched some gulls “dive bombing” the green side of Whitehorse Island, so we slowly made our way over to see what had them so upset. There was an adult bald eagle sitting there! We often see eagles on Whitehorse this time of the season when the seabirds are nesting, young chicks can make a great and easy to catch snack. We also see lots of eagles on the Horse in the fall as they seem to roost on the Island. A beautiful sight.
THANK YOU to Rika for the update and the images!
Quoddy Link Marine