Southport Pelagic 17th August.

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Subject: Southport Pelagic 17th August.
From: "Paul Walbridge" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 17:42:47 +1000
Hi Birding-aussers. Read your report Laurie but there was no debate with the Gibson's Albatross. Size was not the underlying factor for ID but age/plumage, head/bill, overall jizz etc came into it. The 'debate' was over the 2 young 'Black-brows' both T. melanophrys and probably a couple of years apart in age. Based on sightings and museum specimens  T. impavida, (Campbell Albatross) is yet to be recorded in Qld waters.
Here is a brief summary of what was sighted for the day;
Southern Giant Petrel - 1 released
Cape Petrel - 5
Providence Petrel - 10
Kermadec Petrel - 2, both dark
Fairy Prion - 8
Wedge-tailed Shearwater - 187 (spring's coming)
Fluttering Shearwater - 3
Hutton's Shearwater - 97
Fluttering/Hutton's - 4
Gibson's Albatross - 1, mature bird
Black-browed Albatross - 2
Wilson's Storm Petrel - 5
Australasian Gannet - 2
Brown Skua - 2
Crested Tern - 8
Sooty Tern - 36
A claimed Slender-billed Prion out wide, will have to be submitted to BQRAC by the observer claiming it. There are still 4 spaces available for the Sept. 21st trip. Cheers - Paul Walbridge.
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