Sunday, 2 October 2011

Research pelagic trips, Spain - Part 1

Port de la Selva, Cap de Creus, Gerona, 10th September 2011

View overlooking Port de la Selva on the north side of the Cap de Creus. The cape is the
easternmost point of the Spanish mainland and forms part of the Costa Brava

Port de la Selva - we had our best ever views of Pallid Swift as many hundreds flew at low
level around the harbor and nearby buildings before our departure to sea

The aptly named Imaculata was a superb vessel for viewing seabirds

Alex Olle (pictured here) and a keen team of seabirders threw out the chum

It was not long before we got some close views of Scopoli's Shearwater

Conditions for photo and videography were superb

Views like this enabled us to study the diagnostic underwing pattern in detail

The Spanish birders gave us a fantastic reception and it was great to see participants of all ages

Cap de Creus