Help with Sea Bird ID off Mistral Pt, Maroubra, Sydney

To: "'Chris Gregory'" <>, "'birdingaus mailing list'" <>
Subject: Help with Sea Bird ID off Mistral Pt, Maroubra, Sydney
From: "Jeff Davies" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:30:50 +1000
Looks like a juvenile Gannet to me without the dark line of median 
under-secondary coverts, possibly due to post juv moult.

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Chris Gregory
Sent: Monday, 4 June 2018 2:20 PM
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Subject: Help with Sea Bird ID off Mistral Pt, Maroubra, Sydney

My wife and I were out at Mistral Point yesterday to catch the action from the 
strong southerlies that have been blowing hard for a few days. We are no 
experts but together with my wife's scope and my long lens camera we usually 
manage to ID most.

Anyway this one stumped me when I came to look through the photos. It's a one 
off photo of a lone bird, obviously a fair way out and travelling south. The 
shot is not great and even looking at the RAW image I can't really improve on 
what appear to be fairly clear underwing diagnostic features with blocks of 
dark grey on the carpel bar. The head is a similar grey with a clear line to 
the chest. and there appears to be a dark tip to the tail.

Anyway I've been through the Guides and nothing seems to come close. It looks 
like a Petrel of some kind. Any thoughts would be much appreciated?

Chris Gregory

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