Maroubra Great-winged Petrels

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Subject: Maroubra Great-winged Petrels
From: "Dion Hobcroft" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 14:53:15 +1000
An FOC outing to Magic Point, Maroubra this morning provided excellent views
of up to three Great-winged Petrels at once within a few hundred metres of
land. More than 20 sightings were logged over a couple of hours so it is a
good chance to see this bird if you don't like boat trips. They were all
relatively dark-faced birds so probably of the nominate form (which is
consistent with the pattern of land-based sightings of Great-wings from
Sydney in May-June).

 Other good sightings were a single distant Wandering Albatross, a couple of
Yellow-nosed Albatross, 4 Black-browed Albatross (both adults subspecies
impavida), several Fluttering Shearwaters, great views of perched
White-fronted Terns, Kelp Gulls and a couple of Turnstones

Onto Port Botany with WB Sea Eagle, RN Stint, Pied Oystercatcher, couple of
Kelp Gulls and unusually two White-fronted Terns ( first time I have seen
them inside the bay).

Good birding


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