birding-aus Wandering Albatross

Subject: birding-aus Wandering Albatross
From: Rod Gardner <>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 12:11:56 +1000

Hi everyone,

A very unseasonal Wandering Albatross (phase 4) passed Maroubra, Sydney
early this morning, no doubt blown up here by the storm and strong
southerlies. Also three jaeger species (a single Long-tailed, five
Pomarines and lots of Arctics).
It could well remain good for a few days on the east coast if this bad
weather continues.
As a footnote to the Queensland Buller's Shearwaters reported recently,
there have been 18 in the past two and a half months off Maroubra.
Something would appear to be happening with this species. But then we have
been having winds almost constantly from the easterly half. Just waiting
for the mega-rarity now.

Rod Gardner

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