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Old Monday 22nd April 2019, 18:02   #13
Steve Lister
World Birder, ex-County Recorder, Garden Moth-er

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Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
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The first time I went to madeira, a long time ago, mid 80s, it was still two races of Soft-plumaged Petrel. I saw a lot of what I assumed were Fea's (now Desertas of course) both seawatching from the south coast at a headland near the end of the airport runway and also from taking a tourist boat out towards the Desertas: we never got there due to rough seas which actually were quite good for seeing the petrels.

White-faced Petrel is a reasonable target from the Windbirds pelagics in at least June. They do jam in on some real rarities too now and again eg Black-bellied Storm-petrel.

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