Madeira Pelagic Trips, August 4, 5 & 6

A nice pelagic with a few seabirds species observed but we missed a well observed Zino's Petrel and it looks like White-faced Storm Petrel have already emigrated to South...

4th August 2015 - NE wind up to 10 knots, waves up to 0.5 metres
7 + 20 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus flew by
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
3 Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
4 Madeiran Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro

Atlantic Spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis

5th August 2015 - No wind, flat sea
4 Great shearwater Puffinus gravis - 2 on the way up
4 Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus - flying and calling around the chum
1 Pterodroma sp. - flew by too far away
1 Probable Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira - it was already too dark to have a clear view of it

Atlantic Spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
1 Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni

4th August 2015 - wind up to 8 knots from NNE, waves up to 1 meter
2 Probable & 1 confirmed Fea's petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta on the way up
5 Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
1 European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
1 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus - flew by far from the chum
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus

3 Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni
Blue shark Prionace glauca

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