Seabirds migration started - 2021, August 14-16

It started with a great 1st day despite the light breeze but the next days were quite poor in terms of seabird species... Only Bulwer's petrel Bulweria bulwerii and Cory's shearwater Calonectris borealis were the entertainment for the waiting hours at the ocean.

14th of August 2021 NNE wind up to 6 knots and NE swell up to 2 meters
4 Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta on the way up, all at same time flying around the boat
7 Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus- 4 of them flying together eastwards, on the way to the chumming position
16 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
9 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus flying south on a V formation
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus - juvenile
Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins Stenella frontalis
3 Curvier’s beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris

15th of August 2021 - ENE wind up to 20 knots and eastern waves up to 1 meter. We then moved 1.5 miles west and got 5 knots
6 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
2 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins Stenella frontalis

16th of August 2021 - NE wind up to 7 knots and waves from same direction up to 1.5 meters
2 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
11 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins Stenella frontalis

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