Hi all you Ulladulla campers!
The Jaegers that were so difficult to
find on the sunday morning became easier in the afternoon. I
went to the lookout in the afternoon when the sun was behind me and the
breeze had lessened a bit so that there was no white caps on the waves. It was
easy to pick them out, and what was surprising was where they were. While we
were looking for indiviuals flying to and fro, I found that in nearly all
cases that they had, either settled in among the "rafts" of Shearwaters or sat
within 50mtrs of them. It seemed that the only time that they flew any
distance was to mug some unfortunate victim or catch up with other
shearwaters which had settled on the water after feeding. I'm not
talking about single Jaegers here, there was a cute little creche of at least
5,all in various stages of plumage, PJs probing the rafts of Shearwaters.
I'm sure that last line brought a rush of nostalgia to the older members
who will never forget "P.J.
Proby". Excepting of course, the really older members who
forget everything anyway.
It was also a bit easier I.D.ing the
shearwaters with some degree of certainty with the Wedge,
Short-tailed ,Fleshy-footed & Fluttering being the main suspects, and
so with that I'll call it a day.
Ps I think that taking
into account the average age of COG ^ more than 90% would remember
Pps But then again possibly