Poole-Santander

Sightings Archives: March 2011

MARINElife Survey Report: Poole-Santander 'Cotentin' 19 - 21 March 2011

Posted 22 March 2011

Mike Bailey, Philip Dutt, MARINElife Research Surveyors
Weather: Southbound SW 2-3 in Channel, 1-3 in Biscay. Northbound NE 3-4 in Biscay, 0-2 in Channel

Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris 1
Long-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala melas 5
Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus 27
Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis 57
Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 8
Unidentified small whale species 1

Ocean Sunfish Mola mola 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 61
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus 2
Gannet Morus bassanus 870
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 13
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 2
Great Skua Stercorarius skua 18
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 1
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 4
Common Gull Larus canus 2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus 1
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 53
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 94
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 7
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 53
Little Gull Larus minutus 1
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 64
Little Auk Alle alle 1
Guillemot Uria aalge 634
Razorbill Alca torda 27
Unidentified Auk species 68
Unidentified Black-backed gull species 7
Unidentified large gull species 439
Unidentified small gull species 7

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 1
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 1
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 1
Robin Erithacus rubecula 4
Sand Martin Riparia riparia 5
Starling Sturnus vulgaris  5
White Wagtail Motacilla alba 6
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 1
Unidentified wader species 4
Unidentified pipit species 4
Unidentified wagtail species 3
Unidentified phylloscopus warbler species 1
Unidentified warbler species 1
Unidentified passerine species 17

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus 1 (soaring over Santander harbour)