Streaked Shearwaters off Sydney

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Subject: Streaked Shearwaters off Sydney
From: Thomas Wilson <>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 21:32:51 +1100
Hi all
After a few reports on the NSW birdline over the last few weeks, I went to 
check if Streaked Shearwaters are still off the coast around Sydney. A seawatch 
from Long Reef in northern Sydney approx 5:40-7pm on Thurs 5 Feb yielded a 
single Streaked Shearwater (heading southwards approx 6:40) quite close to the 
reef. 4 Sooty Shearwaters seen (all singles) bombing through at high speed and 
a few small packets (5-10 birds) of Short-tailed Shearwaters also headed south. 
Amongst the Wedge-tailed and Fluttering type shearwaters offshore were also two 
heavy looking jaegers chasing Crested Terns, but too far off to discern between 
Pomarine or Arctic.
Nothing unusual on the reef itself, but the number of Crested Terns was quite 
high (approx. 80 birds). 
Tom Wilson
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