birding-aus Eden (NSW) Pelagic Report Sunday July 18, 1999

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Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 17:56:08 +1000
Eden (NSW) Pelagic Report. Sunday July 18, 1999.
Information supplied by Eric Andrew.

Departed 8 am.  Returned 4.30 pm.  Went out 28 miles.
Seas: Calm, rising to 2 metre swell later in the day.
Winds: Light to moderate.  Sky: Clear, sunny, becoming dull, overcast later.
Water temp:  17.4 degrees C.  Air temp:  14 degrees C.

On board: Eric Andrew, David Webb, Geoff Duggan, Christopher Escott
(Canada), Ben Escott, Mike Doyle, Ken Kraaijeveld, Femmie Kraaijeveld,
Bertus de Lange, Sue Romane, Bob Moran, Baden Cameron.  Skipper John Henry
and decky Miles Peddy.

Fine weather, calm sea on departure.  First 15 miles very few birds (1
penguin 4 gannets).  Nearer shelf large number of Shy and other albatross.
Highlight for most was Slender-billed Prion.  Turned back after reaching
37degrees 20" 37 S. 150 degrees 21" 41 E.

Species observed: Total with maximum at one time in brackets.

Little Penguin 1
Southern Giant Petrel 4 (2)
CapePetrel 9 (6)
Great-winged Petrel 2 (1)
Providence Petrel 2 (1)
Slender-billed Prion 1
Fairy Prion 25 (5)
Wedge-tailed Shearwater 5 (5)
Short-tailed Shearwater 2 (1)
Fluttering Shearwater 1
Hutton's Shearwater 1
Wandering Albatross 2 (1)
Black-browed Albatross 4 (2)
Campbell Albatross 18 (4)
Shy Albatross 160 (80)
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross 10 (3)
Australasian Gannet 17 (6)
Little Pied Cormorant 1
Black-faced Cormorant 5 (5)
Eastern Reef Egret 1
White-bellied Sea Eagle 2 (1)
Great Skua 2 (1)
Pacific Gull 3 (2)
Silver Gull present
Crested Tern 9 (5)

plus 2 Fur Seals.

Next trip Sunday August 15, 1999 and continuing on every third Sunday of
each month.  Bookings please to Barbara Jones Ph. (02) 6495 7390 or email

Cost $50 per person.  Depart at 8 am.  These are non-profit trips arranged
by the Far South Coast Birdwatchers.  Regards Barbara Jones.

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