Re: Grey-headed Albatrosses

To: morris <>
Subject: Re: Grey-headed Albatrosses
From: Philip M Hansbro <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 11:09:50 +0100 (BST)
Hi Alan
I have submitted a record of a juv Grey-headed Albatross in 1996
(September I think) to the NSW
rarities committee and I have not received a decision yet.
Some may be sceptical despite my vast experience of seabirds until I say I
saw it we photographed it and caught it - so why no decision??

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On Thu, 3 Sep 1998, morris wrote:

> Dear John, re Grey-headed Albtrosses
> Up to 1995 the NSW Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee recognised
> about 18 records of Grey-headed Albatross for NSW of which 15 were for
> the period up to 1981 and some of those earlier records may be doubtful,
> and three records since, the latest being a beachcast bird at Mona Vale
> 5/8/1986. I don't think there were any records for 1996 but that report
> is not yet out!. So the fact that there have been 4 or 5 records this
> winter is unusual. However the NSWORAC has not received any submissions
> on these birds as yet so they may not all be accepted records in the
> long term!.
> Alan Morris
> NSWFOC Records Officer and Member NSWORAC

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