SYDNEY NSW Pelagic Trip Report - 13th October 2001

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Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 21:47:50 +1000
SYDNEY NSW Pelagic Trip Report   -  13th October 2001


A very pleasant October trip even the number of species seen was well down
on previous trips for this time of year.  Winds were light and predominantly
from the North.  High light of the day bird wise would have been the Little
Shearwater seen very briefly as we were returning just outside the heads.
This bird looked particularly odd as it hard a very dark hood and was
particularly small in size.   Other highlights included some very
co-operative Providence Petrel and a pod of Pygmy Killer Whales were also
confiding.  As many as 8 Hump-backed whales were seen.


Mostly fine with winds predominantly from the north
Water temperature was 19.7deg.
Swell less than a Metre.
Reached 26NM east of Sydney Heads.
Departed at 07.10 and returned at 15.15.


Steve Anyon-Smith
Roger McGovern
Neil Broekhuizen
Peter Jolliffe
Ann Jolliffe
Dorthe Linderstrom
Svend Linderstrom
Brendon Sydes
Chris Cook
Annette Stewart
Alister Benn and wife
Tony Palliser


005...Little Penguin  2-3 (1)
971...Providence Petrel   20+
069...Wedge-tailed Shearwater  300-400
071...Short-tailed Shearwater 40-45
070...Sooty Shearwater  1
072...Flesh-footed Shearwater  40-60
068...Fluttering Shearwater  20-30
913...Huttons Shearwater   4-5
xxx...Huttons/Fluttering type   20+
067...LITTLE SHEARWATER 1 (dark faced individual - perhaps haurakiensis)
063...Wilson's Storm Petrel 14
104...Australasian Gannet  3
945...Pomarine Jaeger  1
980...Great Skua  1
125...Silver Gull  50-100
115...Crested Tern 9-10
953...Common Tern 1

099...Pied Cormorant  1
106...Australian Pelican  6


Hump-backed Whale   8
Pygmy Killer Whale    15+

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