Friday, 4 April 2014

Cape Verde - Day 6

The group drove out to a Lighthouse for a session of Seawatching, a much more sensible way of watching seabirds, keeping your feet firmly on dry land. As we approached the Lighthouse several Bar tailed Larks were seen as well as 3 Cream coloured Coursers. The sea watching got under way and it was clear there were a good many birds passing but mostly Cape Verde Shearwaters with a couple of Fea's also seen breaking the horizon. A few of the guys on the 'team' were experienced Sea watchers and the calls soon started coming in thick and fast. A couple of the Fea's petrels passed quite close giving great views as did a South polar Skua. Several Brown Boobies passed by as well as an Osprey which landed on the shore nearby.
Bar tailed Lark, Sal
Brown Booby
Cape Verde Shearwater
We returned to our hotel before the drive to the airport for our flight back to Boa vista where we had a good lunch before preparing for our overnight island adventure.

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