So that was the end of that little trip. The final log for the sea was 2' Fea's Petrel (presumed Desertas Petrel), 10+ Band-rumped Petrels (presumed Grant's Petrel), 70-80 Wilson's Petrel (a European record?), 3 Little Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 100+ Great Shearwater, 1000's of Cory's Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater and 1 adult Long-tailed Skua. Other marine life included Common Dolphin, Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Short-finned Pilot Whale, 3 Loggerhead Turtle, 1 Manta Ray and Blue Sharks.
Our visit to the quarry on Terceira also yielded Long-billed Dowitcher, Semi-palmated Plover, White-rumped Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper and if I had made it to Corvo like Simon I would have bagged American Redstart too. Please tell me anywhere in the Western Palearctic that rivals this birding. Nada.