Help with id
Peter Wilk <>
Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:28:49 +1100
On 11/01/09 on a visit to Yeppoon we were doing a bit of birding along
the road to the Sandy Point area when we saw an exhausted seabird
sitting in a puddle on the side of the road. The bird was in danger of
being run over by the traffic of fishermen heading north. We caught the
bird, wrapped it in a towel and called a local wildlife rescue person to
ask for what to do with it. The advise was to place the bird close to
the beach in a protected spot and let nature take it's course.
Unfortunately we do not have any photos of the underwing as we did not
want to handle the bird unnecessary. Back at home going through all the
field guides we realise that identification isn't as straight forward as
we initially thought. Any ideas?
Thanks for your responses in advance.
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