So many Bulwer's, so little other petrels! 20-22 July 2023

It was another successful pelagic expedition but considering the good wind and rough ocean one would expect a few more Pterodromas and Oceanodromas to fly along with thousands of Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii and dozens of Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis...

22nd July 2023 - 15 knots of North wind and 1 meter waves from same direction
Common tern Sterna hirundo - on the way to the chumming position
Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus - on the way up
2 Madeiran storm petrel Oceanodroma castro
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus

21st July 2023 - 10 knots of Northern wind and 0.7 meter swell from north which developed to 13 knots and 1.3 meter swell from the same direction.
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
6 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus

20th July 2023 - NE wind between 10 and 13 knots. 1 meter waves from northeast
3 Desertas / Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - 2 on the way up
5 Pterodroma sp. - 2 on the way up
2 Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
4 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Possible Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira - flew far from the boat, on the chum slick

Atlantic Spotted dolphins Stenella frontalis

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