25th February - Birdwatching Gull Record

SPEA Group and Madeira Wind Birds

Funchal Harbour - 2 Laughing Gulls (Larus atricilla), 1 Ringed-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis), some Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus), some Black-headed Gulls (Larus ridibundis) several Yellow-legged Gulls (Larus cachinnans atlantis), 1 Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) - 1st Winter, 1 Glaucus Gull (Larus hyperboreus) - 1st Winter, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) - 1st Winter, some Turnstones and 1 Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis).

Lugar de Baixo - Many Turnstones, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Cattle Egrets, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Moorhens, many Coots, 2 Grey Wagtails and several Muscovy Ducks.

Seawatching from Lugar de Baixo - at least 5 Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus puffinus).

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