Cape Verde Shearwater - pelagic expedition August 5th!

Another great pelagic with good observations and a second confirmed record of a Cape Verde shearwater for Madeira archipelago! Although White-faced Storm Petrel was observed when we were not expecting it at this time of the year, Madeiran Storm Petrel did not show in any of the 3 days, for the 1st time this year! As usual, Bulwer's petrel Bulweria bulwerii and Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis were a constant everyday.

4th of August 2021 - NE wind up to 6 knots and NE swell up to 1.2 meters
2 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta on the way up
1 Pterodroma sp.
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
5 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
About 20 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea/Common Tern Sterna hirundo - it seemed a mixed group
2 Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus

5th of August 2021 - North wind up to 14 knots and NE waves up to 0.7 meters
3 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - all on the way up
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira - also on the ride to the chum
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii - Second for Madeira archipelago!
White-faced Storm Petrel Pelagodroma marina hypoleuca

6 Sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus
Short-finned pilot whales Globicephala macrorhynchus

6th of August 2021 - NE wind up to 8 knots which then decreased to 2 knots and 0.5 meters waves from same direction
2 Pterodroma sp. - on the way up
4 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - 2 on the way up
4 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
3 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
2 Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
2 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

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