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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

No ornithological trip - As Pozas- October, the 15th

Stercorarius pomarinus & Morus bassanus 15/10/2011

The last saturday (15/10/11), we spent a fishing journey aboard the Chasula. We were around the area known with the name of As Pozas, placed at the west from Sálvora island and 8 milles outland. It was a /nice fishing journey, and also favorable for the observation of birds and other wildlife, although this time, "Wilson" did not appear.

This is the list of species observed:

Larus fuscus  150
Larus marinus   6
Larus ridibundus   155
Larus michahellis   235
Sterna sandvicensis   1
Phalacrocorax aristotelis   110
Phalacrocorax carbo   15
Falco peregrinus   1
Morus bassanus 140
Melanitta nigra   10
Calonectris diomedea 16
Puffinus gravis   6
Puffinus mauretanicus   9
Puffinus griseus   13
Puffinus puffinus   2
Stercorarius skua   2
Stercorarius pomarinus   3
Stercorarius sp   2
Álcido   1
Ardea cinerea   3
Arenaria interpres   2

Were also seen a sunfish, Mola mola, and the star of the day: a minke whale, Balenoptera acutorostrata, which spend with us all the journey.

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