13th JUNE 1998 SYDNEY PELAGIC TRIP REPORT
Departed at 7.15 am and returned at 3.00 pm.
0.5M swell decreasing later, Winds predominantly SSW tending NE in the
afternoon. Reaching 30 Nautical Miles E of Sydney Heads.
Water temperature 19.3 Degrees C.
Those on Board,
Redge Clark, Irene Denton, Bill Mclean, Rod Gardner, Nick Hodges, Woody
Kuehn, Martin Havlicek, Tony Palliser, Karen Pearson, Graham Pittar, David
Potter, Robert Quoinan, Brendon Ryan, John Reidy, Mark Saunders, James
Sidley, Andrew Stafford, Paul Taylor, Alison Wiley,
A very quiet trip indeed, both bird numbers and species were down on the
usual trips at this time of year. Although June is traditionally a quiet
month. However we still managed to have a pleasant day out with a sighting
of a single Wilson's Storm Petrel at the 30 mile mark. Also noteworthy
were two Hump-backed Whales and a huge flying fish (the likes of which we
have never seen before) about the size of a silver gull one person
described it. A few Fairy Prions but very few birds coming into the chum
on this trip.
stopped at: 34.01'- 151.39', 34.04' - 151.47' before returning.
(Note: numbers in brackets = highest count at any one time)
Little Penguin 4 (1)
Indian Ocean (Bassian) Yellow-nosed Albatross 7 Mostly ad
Black-browed Albatross (melanophris) 3 (1) ad
Providence (Solander's) Petrel 15-20
Fairy Prion 10-12 (2)
Fluttering Shearwater 30+ (12)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 3-4 (1)
Australasian Gannet 20+ Ad
Silver Gull 20+ inshore
Crested Tern 10+
Australasian Pelican 8 in the harbour
Great Cormorant 1 at the heads
Pied Cormorant 1 in the harbour
Little Black Cormorant 3 in the harbour
10 species of seabird - away from the heads.
Hump-backed Whale (2)
Common Dolphin : (2-3+)
Huge Flying Fish SP (1)
Sydney Pelagics depart on the 2nd Saturday of each month, Wollongong
Pelagics depart on the 4th Sunday of each month and Eden Pelagics the 5th
Sunday of each quarter. If you would like to join one of these trips please
contact either Tony Palliser or Pete Milburn to make a booking.
Tony Palliser Ph; 02-99001678 (w), 02-4277563 (h)
Pete Milburn Ph; 0416-249501 or Wk 02-62494326