Black-capped Petrel on pelagic expedition 27-29 May 2022

The started very light on the 1st day and increased gradually to quite strong on the 3rd day of pelagic expedition but everyday we had good observations with a great surprise on the 27th of May - the first record of Black-capped Petrel for Madeira archipelago! Again, Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii, Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis and Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus were watched everyday.

Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata

29th May 2022 - Southwest wind shifting to West wind up between 13 and 17 knots and 1.5 to 2 meter waves from southwest.
2 Sabine's gull Xema sabini
2 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
2 Madeiran storm petrel Oceanodroma castro
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
2 Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta

28th May 2022 - WNW wind between 7 and 8 knots, northwest swell up to 1 meter and 0.5 meter waves from same direction
Storm-petrel on the way up - just a glimpse which did not allow an ID
2 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
Pterodroma sp. - flew too far to ID
Fea's petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta
25 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus

Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus
Atlantic Spotted dolphins Stenella frontalis

Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata

Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata

27th May 2022 - NNE wind up to 4 knots and a swell from same direction up to 0.5 meters
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus - flying far away, on the way to the chumming position
Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata
2 Wilson's storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus - 1 on the way
6 Barolo's shearwater Puffinus baroli
7 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Risso's dolphins Grampus griseus
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Atlantic Spotted dolphins Stenella frontalis
Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta

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