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Dakar--trawler area

Owner Marshall Iliff

  • 7
  • 5 mi

Four hours exploring the general area being worked by four trawlers. Amazing numbers of Cape Verde Shearwaters, Pomarine Jaegers, and Common Terns, with a nice mix of others.

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  1. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Group of two high overhead far offshore; tentative ID in the field, confirmed by photos

  2. Number observed: 1

    Comments: juvenile; tentative ID, pending photo review; extensive pale nape blaze and hint of cinnamon to coverts potentially suggest this species

  3. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Tentative ID, pending photo review by BTO

  4. skua sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: At least one skua seen when we first arrived; maybe photographed by CLW?

  5. Number observed: 145

    Comments: Rough estimate; amazing numbers in all plumaged (except maybe juv) with some flocks of 40+ sometimes scattered right in Cape Verde flocks

  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Light juv flew past trawler; maybe photographed by Yvette

  7. Number observed: 5

    Comments: One ad and one juv on arrival, then none, then a dark juv at 12:30 with Brits, then two close juv in chum

  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Stunning adult seen well and then photographed on water by Yvette, Chris, and Dayo; missing black head but with dark nape wash

  9. Number observed: 25
  10. Number observed: 650
  11. Number observed: 5

    Comments: One among Commons upon arrival, one juv (ph) later plus a couple others among trawler flock in afternoon, one flyby as we left the trawler area

  12. Number observed: 33
  13. Number observed: 6
  14. Number observed: 2

    Comments: A couple possible borealis; photos by Yvette and Chris, maybe

  15. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Two seen well on water, two seen well in flight early; later, one that seemed larger proved to be Scopoli's in photos (MJI)

  16. Number observed: 950

    Comments: Estimate of several large rafts seen

  17. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *rare; seen well showing significantly larger size and bulkier proportions than Cape Verde, dark cap, white collar, brown back, and white rump band; well photographed by Nick Moran and others on his boat

  18. Number observed: 6
  19. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Seen well probably 8 times and assuming some double counting; most fresh except one with bold pale band in coverts due to molt; one seen well on water and photographed among Cape Verde flock by Dayo and Yvette

  20. Number observed: 1

    Comments: seen flying roughly towards shore far offshore (foggy conditions overnight may have resulted in higher-than-usual offshore displacement of passerines); identified after the fact from photos of one of the 'non-wheatear' passerines that flew past

  21. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Flyby; identifiable from blurry photos; seen flying away from shore far offshore (foggy conditions overnight may have resulted in higher-than-usual offshore displacement of passerines) and seen a minute earlier by Nick Moran and others on a nearby boat

  22. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Four flybys, one on boat, then one more flyby; one photographed on boat and one photographed in flight

  23. passerine sp.

    Number observed: 2

    Comments: Warbler sp., with two wheatears; later one photoed; one may have been Reed Warbler (maybe both?)

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