Re: birding-aus Kelp Gulls

To: Bette Mitchell <>,
Subject: Re: birding-aus Kelp Gulls
From: Laurence Living <>
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 19:16:36 +1000
Hi Bette

A late follow up to your concerns about the increase in kelp gulls in

Kelp gulls have been increasing in number around the ocean side of Phillip
Island for a number of years now. I have recorded them on all recent trips
to PI [100 kms south east of Melbourne] for the last three years, from Kitty
Millers Bay to the Nobbies. Those in immature plumage require some
separating from the Pacifics, which are also present in this area.

I have not yet seen the Kelp Gull at Rhyll or on the Bay side of the Island
[eg Observation Point], but those working at the Penguin Reserve have
suggested that the numbers are increasing.

Laurie Living

To unsubscribe from this list, please send a message to

Include ONLY "unsubscribe birding-aus" in the message body (without the

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU