Another pelagic expedition but not so much for seabirds... 2020, Aug 10-12

The second Zino's Petrel Pelagic Expedition of 2020 was as weird as the year itself... The sea conditions were comfortable (maybe too comfortable!) as the wind was light and the waves were up to 1 meter but these were not enough to blow us a Zino's Petrel or/and a Madeiran Storm petrel :( . Despite this, we had Cory's shearwater and Bulwer's Petrel everyday and great views of sea mammals and some migratory seabirds:

12th of August 2020 - Northern wind up to 8 knots and 0.7 meter waves from north as well.
Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - on the way up
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
5 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
5 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea

Common Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus - great view on the way to the chumming position

Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis

11th of August 2020 - North wind up to 8 knots and 1 meter waves from same direction
4 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - 3 just off Machico and 1 on the chum
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
4 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus - at least 3 but far from the chum site

10th of August 2020 wind from NNE up to 10 knots. Waves from N 0.5 meter
Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - on the way out
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius - on the way out

Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus monachus - just off Machico on our way out

Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis

Common dolphins Delphinus delphis - on the way back

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