Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania - Pelagic Reports 3&4 Sept 2011 - photos

To: Nikolas Haass <>
Subject: Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania - Pelagic Reports 3&4 Sept 2011 - photos
From: Andrew Stafford <>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:57:45 +1000
Thanks Nikolas. Yes, I've been fooled in similar circumstances checking for 
these birds before! I was looking for the dark patch below the eye but it was 
hard to tell from the photo without having been there.



On 09/09/2011, at 1:35 PM, Nikolas Haass wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
> We only had a total of 9 Yellow-nosed Albatross combined on both trips. We 
> had a close look at all of them. We are certain they all were Indian YNA. I 
> think that the pearl-grey color is a trick of light. The bird on image 9490 
> also doesn't show the upside-down black triangle around the eye that a 
> typical Atlantic YNA should show. Obviously, from this angle you cannot say 
> much about the shape of the yellow at the base of the bill, but we did not 
> see any "blunt-based" ones.
> Cheers,
> Nikolas
> ----------------
> Nikolas Haass
> Sydney, NSW
> From: Andrew Stafford <>
> To: ; 
> Cc: " net. au" <>
> Sent: Friday, September 9, 2011 12:43 PM
> Subject: Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania - Pelagic Reports 3&4 Sept 2011 - photos
> Hi Nikolas,
> Some cracking photos there. Image number 9490 (#39 of #83 in the sequence) 
> caught my eye; the light may be playing tricks on me due to the bird's 
> head-on approach under cloudy skies, but the head looks pearl-grey, and as 
> such it appears a possible contender for Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross. I 
> don't think I could claim it on the strength of the photo, but was it 
> considered on the day?
> Cheers
> Andrew


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