birding-aus Inner Harbour visitors - RFI

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Subject: birding-aus Inner Harbour visitors - RFI
From: Matthew Taylor <>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 12:38:28 +1100
This is a Request for Identification.

Between Mon and Wednesday last week there were a group of 40+ shearwaters in 
the inner harbour feeding with Silver Gulls, Crested Terns and various 
cormorants in large groups (feeding frenzies!) on what appeared to be fish 
shoals near the surface.  They were observed from the Manly ferry but I could 
not make out what species they were without bins.  They appeared to have 
pinkish/flesh coloured feet but couldn't pick up tail shape in the brief 
moments of passing them.

Also a skua sp flew briefly overhead (sorry jaeger) - mainly white and brown.

Any suggestions on likely species for these two?  Anyone else see them?


Matthew Taylor

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