Friday, October 13, 2017

Sagres miscellany

Clouded YellowBath White
Clouded Yellow
Red-veined Darter
Gannet
Second calendar year Mediterranean Gull
Azure-winged Magpie
Redstart

Zitting Cisticola

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Great Shearwaters off Sagres

Wilson's Storm Petrel

On our pelagic trip with Mar Ilimitado out of Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, we encountered a single Wilson's Petrel. I think I managed this one photo which shows its long dangling legs (which project beyond the tail) and a hint of the pale panel in the upper wing. It was easier in real life, as it had a subtly differnt flight style, was slightly larger and those legs were really noticeably long!

European Storm Petrels off Sagres, Portugal

These Mother Carey's Chickens are little devils to photograph! These were taken on a trip with Mar Ilimitado on a fam trip to Sagres, Algarve, last week.