[Fwd: Pomarine Jaeger off Daintree Coast.]

Subject: [Fwd: Pomarine Jaeger off Daintree Coast.]
From: Del Richards <>
Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2009 12:31:31 +1000

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Subject: Pomarine Jaeger off Daintree Coast.
From: Del Richards <>
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2009 15:42:00 +1000
    On Friday afternoon 5th June an immature Pomarine Jaeger flew over the fishing boat that we had chartered, about one kilometre NE of Snapper Island which lies immediately off the coast at the Daintree River. I was fishing in the company of Dave and Tracey, guide and managers of the Mareeba Wetlands. The Jaeger was first noticed by Tracy flying above the boat and we had the luxury of the bird settling on the water about sixty metres away. It was a light phase individual and the first I had observed in tropical waters. It matched well the illustration in my Pizzey and Knight field guide.
    My only other observations of the species were on sea bird charters off Wollongong in the mid nineteen seventies. According to my available literature it appears to be a late record.

    Del. Richards, Fine Feather Tours, Mossman, NQ.

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