Seabird - Masked Booby
When I finished my walk the birds were still circling the ship so I went to my room for my camera. By the time I got back to the top of the ship the birds were nowhere to be seen, but a few minutes later both birds appeared again. I made a few photos of them before they flew away from the ship and landed on the water.
After checking my bird identification books, I think they are immature masked boobies. I know several of you are birders, and while I don't consider myself a birder, I do enjoy photographing birds that I haven't seen before. As well, because I photograph and later identify them, I have learned to identify many species of birds by sight, and several by sound.
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