Albatrosses on the south coast

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Subject: Albatrosses on the south coast
From: Erika Roper <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:43:28 +1000

Last weekend obese down near Narooma (Mystery Bay to be exact). My mother and I went for a walk through the Eurobodalla NP to get to Poole's Beach (the first one you come to) and we may have seen some albatrosses.

There were about 7 or so of them sitting on the surface of the ocean, a little ways off shore. The reason I think they were albatrosses, and definitely not gulls is that they were huge. Easily viewable as white blobs from the top of the cliff, though too far for photos. The photos I did get are super zoomed in and pixellated, but they show the posture of the birds. Once I'm back home with ky computer on the weekend I'll try to post a picture if people so desire.

I just wanted to ask to see if albatroses often float near the shore.

Also flying past was a creasted tern, and a gannet.

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