Light wind delays migration - pelagic August 13-15 pelagic 2022

Light wind does not help seabirds' migration and it gets more difficult to watch Madeiran storm petrel as well... Anyway, it was a comfortable pelagic expedition with some great views of different species, especially Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis and Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii who are constantly passing by the chum slick.

15th August 2022 - SW breeze shifting between 0 and 5 knots with westerly swell of 0.5 meters
2 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - sitting on the water on the way up
2 Great shearwater Puffinus gravis
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus - flew by a bit far
2 Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus graellsii
2 Common tern Sterna hirundo
18 Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea
Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus - flew by far from the boat
Pterodroma sp.

Bottlenose dolphinsTursiops truncatus
Atlantic spotted dolphins Stenella frontalis

14th August 2022 - North wind between 10 and 6 knots and 0.7 meter waves from same direction
Pterodroma sp. - 4 on the way to the chumming position
20 Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea - a group of 11 flew by + a group of 9 came down to the chum a fed for a while
2 Common tern Sterna hirundo
2 Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus graellsii
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus

3 Beaked whales - possibly Cuvier's Beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris

13th August 2022 - WNW wind between 4 and 8 knots, 1 meter swell from same direction
Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus - 1 on the way up
4 Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea
3 Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
2 Pterodroma sp. - too far to ID
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira - bird flew very close to the boat

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