Friday, August 13, 2010

Madeira seabirding

White-faced Petrel, c.12 miles north of Madeira, 6 August 2010
© Oliver Nüssen

Liz and I are just back from a fabulous trip to Madeira which included a superb 3-day pelagic with Madeira Wind Birds. See here for a short report and some of my snaps - no where near as good as the fabulous photo by Oliver Nüssen - White-faced Petrel has always been one of my dream birds (from when it was known as Frigate Petrel) and I found this stunner which spent quite a while feeding around the boat on the second day of the pelagic.