Poole-Santander

Sightings Archives: May 2011

MARINElife Survey Report: Poole-Santander 'Cotentin' 21 - 23 May 2011

Posted 24 May 2011

Martin Gillingham, Simon Boswell, MARINElife Research Surveyors
Weather: Southbound S-N 2-5. Northbound N-SSW 1-7 with a very large swell in northern Biscay

Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus 1
Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus 1
Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris 12
Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis 70
Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba 181
Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 3

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 33
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 15
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus 1
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus 1
European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 53
Gannet Morus bassanus 394
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 1
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 4
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 55
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 5
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 7
'Commic Tern' Sterna hirundo/paradisaea 26
Guillemot Uria aalge 20
Razorbill Alca torda 1
Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 1

Feral Pigeon Columba livia 31
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 6
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 3
House Martin Delichon urbica 2
Unidentified pipit species 1