Well, I have NO idea how it’s the last day in August! Fall is in the air
Monday August 31, 2020
10am: This morning we started out by going through big Letite passage as the Deer Island Ferry had mentioned seeing a minke ten minutes earlier. We didn’t find a minke so we continued on and found local favourite, minke whale Slice who have us great looks. We saw a soaring bald eagle above Campobello Island, viewed the Head Harbour Lighthouse, and found a second minke. We also made time to spend with harbour porpoise and seals on the way back to St Andrews.
1:30pm: This afternoon we spent time with 4 minke whales. We got really great looks and got to see their minke mittens (the white bands on their pectoral flippers that are unique to minke whales, you need good conditions and a cooperative minke)! We also had many harbour porpoise and feeding gulls. There were also rafts of razorbills! We saw the Head Harbour Lighthouse at the Northern end of Campobello Island and seals on the way back to St Andrews harbour.
5pm: This evening we started with harbour and grey seals on Black Ledge then quickly picked up a minke whale who gave us more amazing looks at their minke mittens! We spent some time with another minke, a few harbour porpoise, an adult bald eagle and had a great sighting of a Mola mola, an ocean sunfish, before returning our passengers to St Andrews.
Thank You to Rika for the updates today, check back tomorrow for all of the sightings from the Quoddy Link!
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