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I would be interested in this trip - and in carpooling/overnighting with others from VT.

Eric, I'm not familar with departure point... please clarify.

 

Ruth Stewart

E Dorset


 
> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 17:43:54 -0500
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] NH february pelagic
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> Birders:
> I am running another trip to Jeffries Ledge weather permitting on Feb. 
> 6th aboard the UNH Gulf Challenger, with Feb. 7th, 13, 14, 20, 21 as 
> backup dates. The trip is $75pp, departing the dock in New Castle at 
> 8am and returning by 2pm at the latest. 
> 
> Go to http://marine.unh.edu/facilities/vessels/rv-challenger.html for 
> information on the boat. 
> 
> The following is the trip list from the December 2009 pelagic. 
> 
> Black Duck - 1
> Common Loon - 1
> Northern Fulmar – 23 including 4 dark morph all over Jeffries/scantum
> Iceland Gull – 2 (1st Year, adult)
> Glaucous Gull – 1 ad
> Lesser Black-backed Gull – 1 ad
> Kittiwake – 35 – surprisingly all adult, mostly well past shoals
> Black Guillemot – 2 near isles of shoals
> Razorbill – 23
> Dovekie – 6 including group of four seen well on the water over New Scantum
> Atlantic Puffin – 1 seen well and briefly on the water by a few – 
> New Scantum
> Common Murre – 1 flyby
> Alcid sp. – 18
> 
> I returned from another trip to the ledge last week and again saw 
> fulmar, kittiwake, dovekie, and common murre. 
> 
> Payment is required to book a spot. Checks will be cashed, credit 
> cards processed, only after the trip goes (so I don’t have to reissue 
> checks). Checks and/or credit card numbers will be destroyed in the 
> event of a weather cancellation, unless you sign up for the weather 
> dates. 
> 
> Please make checks payable to PLC, and mail to 5a Mill St. New Boston, 
> NH 03070, or call the office at 487-3331 with credit card information. 
> 
> If the weather forces cancellation/postponement (waves in excess of 3 
> feet) I will email you by noon the day before. Be warned that this 
> trip is usually postponed at least once (thus the six dates!). 
 		 	   		  
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