Saturday, September 14, 2013

Great Shearwater today

Pelagic trip off Fuzeta this morning, 8.30 to 11.00, no chumming, 6 miles out. As described here:

Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) excellent views3 Ind., two birds swimming right next to the boat
Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea borealis) c. 35 Ind.
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) 1 Ind., good views when showing up near boat and travelling on.
Shearwater sp. (Puffinus sp.) unidentified medium-sized SW travelling fast and distant, probably Balearic SW Puffinus mauretanicus.
Wilson's Storm Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) 2 Ind., good views of one foreaging near boat.
European Storm Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) 3 Ind., plus two further, unidentified travelling SP.
Great Skua (Stercorarius skua) 4 Ind., very close views and cleptoparasitism.
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) c. 30 Ind.

A great trip despite the rain we catched during the trip - the first rain of the season. Next trip is scheduled for the 12th of October (still 4 vacancies) and one more around the 22nd of October, further trips on request, min. is 4 people to go out.

A Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) next to the boat. "His elegancy " in flight...

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