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Went out yesterday on a fishing trip and did some birding, of sorts.  I missed an amazing albatross (fishing and taking pictures at the same time isn't easy) that had to be a Black-footed Albatross based on the color compared to the only other albatross in the area.  

Now, all difficult pictures as taking pictures from a moving boat in rough seas with a brother that won't slow down is also difficult. 


I think this is a Caspian Tern


Unknown Gull


The rest are shearwaters or Petrels.  I tried to group them together when I took the pictures.  Any help greatly appreciated.  

Group 1:


Group 2:



Group 3:



This one looks like a Black-vented to me







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There are no Pterodroma gadfly petrels in your photos. FYI - On any West Coast pelagic, if you encountered one, you would know it since the majority of the boat would freak out. While more likely in Southern CA than here in Northern CA, any Pterodroma  sp. is always a good pelagic bird in CA.

The gull is a Western.

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