Seabirds migration started! Great pelagic expedition, 2-4 August 2016

Another great pelagic expedition with the highlight of 2 Barolo's shearwater seen on 2 different days and positions! Skuas and Great shearwaters have been watched which means migration season is starting for the seabirds!

Barolo's Shearwater Puffinus baroli

2nd of August 2016 - Northern wind up to 12 knots and waves up to 1.2 meters from NNW
1 probable Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta on the way up
Great shearwater Puffinus gravis on the way up
2 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
3 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
4 Pterodromas sp. on the way back
1 probable Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira on the way back
Hundreds Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis
Some of Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii

Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis

Common Bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus
Short-beaked Common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus

Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus

3rd of August 2016 - Strong northeast wind up to 30 knots, waves from same direction up to 2 meters
7 Great shearwater Puffinus gravis
4 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta
4 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Barolo's shearwater Puffinus baroli
5 Madeiran Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro
Some Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis
Dozens of Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii

3 Loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta

Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira

4th of August 2016 - North breeze of 12 knots average. Northeast swell up to 2 meters
Barolo's shearwater Puffinus baroli
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
4 Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
4 Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus - 2 adults + 2 juvenile
Great shearwater Puffinus gravis
Many Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis
Several of Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii

Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus

Edited by Catarina Fagundes Catarina Fagundes

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