Alby's flying high
Sat, 09 Aug 1997 00:26:01 -0700
Interesing sightings today 7th August off Wollongong.
List prepared by Lindsay. E. Smith and Captain Carl Loves.
(1.) Fire at sea, see above. On the trip out to the Burning Freighter,
birds were observed.
Wandering Albatross 3 inshore, less than 3 miles to sea (1) Big White
Diomedea exulans (chionoptera) 2 Gibsoni one of which was a sub-adult
Gibson Plumage Score 7.
Kelp Gull 3 one pair of adults 1 first winter bird in Wollongong Harbour,
Black-browed albatross 25+ many flying at considerable height over 100
metres above the
sea, this is most unusual in this area . Wind speed approx 20 Knots from
the N.W. flying
birds moving north into the wind. Several small groups 1-3 birds on the
2-3 metre swell.
Fluttering shearwaters 2 (Brown-backed birds) worn plumage? Intresting to
thousands of birds last week LES.
Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) plentiful on surface not enough birds to
Wedge-tailed shearwaters have not as yet returned.
NB. Ship still ablaze 22:30 Hrs E.S.T.
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