Re: G.-W. Petrels @ Long Reef

Subject: Re: G.-W. Petrels @ Long Reef
From: Trevor Quested <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 1995 17:26:59 +1000 (EST)
Milburn, the weather was cold, windy (south easterly, hard enough to 
shake a flimsy tripod, Chris's fell apart!) storm threatening but we had 
the sun setting behind us giving good light on the birds. The race of GWP 
would have to be gouldii as we could see clearly the white face with our 
bins. Many good things have been seen from Long Reef usually by others, 
but I,ve seen Common Diving Petrel there and seen a dead one beach washed 
the same day some time ago.
Trevor Quested

On Sun, 18 Jun 1995, Dr. Peter Milburn wrote:

> Trevor et al.
> I am interested in the G.-W. Petrels off Long Reef.  I only ever see them
> in offshore waters in particularly severe weather (or sometimes following
> boats).  How was the weather yesterday?  Also were you able to determine
> which geographic variant they were?  I ask because I was wondering if Long
> Reef has a particularly high probability of providing views of normally
> pelagic species.
> regards
> Milburn 

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