Re: exceptional seabirds - A note from SOSSA

To: Tony PALLISER <>
Subject: Re: exceptional seabirds - A note from SOSSA
From: George Appleby <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 10:15:18 -0816 (UTC)

These are very interesting sightings but what about some 
common names especially for recently nominated/described 
albatross species- I can't make head or tail of some of the 
scientific names (sorry- I'm not reading enough literature 
at the moment!). Also, do you know what was "very unusual" 
about the Black-browed Albatross?



On 07 Jul 98 09:21:16 +1000 Tony PALLISER 
<> wrote:

> Some news in the form of a forwarded mail note from the team at SOSSA
> relating to exceptional seabirds from Wollongong area over the week end
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Still many Prions about, I must have personally checked many hundreds.
> Try as I might, I could not find anything but Fairy prions, though I
> must have observed almost every possible extreme in the total Fairy
> prion population present.
> What interestd me more, which population am I looking at?  I suspect
> that these birds are from the N.Z. population.  The recent inshore
> sightings of Slender-billed Prion casts some doubt on the origins of
> the erruption.
> Caught and banded 3 Black-browed albatrosses, two of which were juv
> Campbell Island albatrosses. These were identified in the field before
> capture and confirmed in the hand on capture.
> Also captured very unusual Black-brow.
> A Grey-headed alby  was also captured and banded bird of the year.  A
> second year Northern Giant Petrel Captured and banded, a possible
> Tristan Albatross, Captured aboard the Sandra K.,another D.dabbenbeena
> captured inshore by Harry Battam earlier in the day.  Also managed to
> capture, Shy albatross and two  Brown Skua's.
> Procellaria Petrel in the distance, on JiZZ possible Westland Petrel
> though not identified. Lots more
> Give us a call if you want more info  !!.
> Cheers
> Lindsay :-))
> PS:  All on video tape as well  !!!
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