17-19 June 2024: Hat-trick on the last day of pelagic!

The west and northwest winds on the first days changed the dynamic of seabirds though we got some views of the petrels... But on the 3rd day with the usual Northeast wind we've got all the breeding tubenose species in the Madeira archipelago! What a pelagic day!

19th June 2024 - NE wind between 8 and 11 knots. Northern swell up to 1 meter and waves from NE up to 1.5 meters
5 Pterodroma sp. - on the way up, too far to ID
Desertas/Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta
Common tern Sterna hirundo
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
2 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
White-faced storm petrel Pelagodroma marina hypoleuca
Madeiran Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro
Barolo’s shearwater Puffinus baroli - on the way back

18th June 2024 - 8 to 10 knots NW wind and north waves up to 2 meters
6 Pterodroma sp. - 1 on the way up
3 Desertas/Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - 1 on the way up
9 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
>12 Common tern Sterna hirundo
Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira

Bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus

17th June 2024 - 8 knots North-west wind and 1 meter waves from same direction
6 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus - 5 on the way up
15 Common tern Sterna hirundo - 2 on the way up
5 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Possible Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira - but too far for a positive ID
3 Desertas/Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta
European Storm petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus

Forgot to mention that Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis and Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii were observed everyday!

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