David Siems <>
Sun, 27 May 2001 12:41:50 +1000
Sunday 27/5/2001 with Jim Valentine. All birds seen over the sea.
Black-browed Albatross 2 Sea-Eagle 2 imm
Gannet 30 Kestrel 1
Silver Gull 200+ Whistling Kite 1
Crested Tern 1 White-necked Heron 1
Caspian Tern 1 White-faced Heron 5
Little Pied Cormorant 1
Humpback Whale 2
Highlights:- The two imm Sea-Eagles unable to pick up a big fish.
The Humpback Whales breaching high into the air.
The larger of the two lifting out until only a tip of the tail was in the
water. The noise when re-entering the water echoed back off the high cliffs.
Not a highlight:- With the big swell crashing against the rocks,
spray 15m high, to see a rock fisherman hit by a big wave, disappearing and
then washed back over the rocks and only just managing to save himself from
going into the sea.
All the Best
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