Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Zino's Petrel Pelagic - day 1

Chumming position today was north of the island. The rather strong winds made us enjoy the waves and spray. On the way we saw the first Pterodroma which turned out to be a Zino's!
Zino's Petrel, note the diagnostic slender bill.

The hours of chumming produced 2 more Zino's. The last one also showed the typical light underwing but darkness had fallen, no pictures. Furthermore the chum attracted 10s of Bulwers Petrels and Cory's Shearwaters. No Storm-petrels (yet!).
Zino's nr.2; again a bird with rather dark underwings but note the bill.

Several dolphins were bow-riding during the trip back but it was to dark to determine the species.

Zino's nr.2