birding-aus Wollongong, NSW Pelagic Trip Report 29th August 1999

Subject: birding-aus Wollongong, NSW Pelagic Trip Report 29th August 1999
From: "Tony PALLISER" <>
Date: 30 Aug 99 10:02:22 +1000
Wollongong, NSW Pelagic Trip Report 29th August 1999    
Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 4.00 pm.        
Sea Conditions: Slight swell to 1 1/2 metres.        
Weather: fine and warm.      
Wind: Winds  E-NE      
Water temperature 17.9 to 19.2 degrees C.     
A great day but a distinct lack of albatross and other southerly 
species compared to last weeks trip   The northeasterly winds and 
the warm weather no doubt pushing these birds further south.   
However, we still produced a more than reasonable day list.  The 
real highlight and yet another addition to this years tally of 
birds from Wollongong a FULL summer plumaged ARCTIC TERN. This 
bird was particularly cooperative and followed the boat  
intermittently for an hour so. Allowing close observations and  
photographs (hopefully!). 
Those on board,      
Chris Brandis, Lindsay Smith, Andrew Stafford, Tony Palliser and  
the team from Barren Grounds. 
(Note: numbers in brackets = highest count at any one time)      
005 Little Penguin 4 (4) 
086 Wandering Albatross 14  
-----086 exulans 1     
-----847 gibsoni 10+ (7)       
-----846 antipodensis 3 (2)   
864 Yellow-nosed Albatross 2 (1)       
091 Shy Albatross 3   
-----091 cauta 3 (2)  
088 Black-browed Albatross 5      
-----088 melanophrys 4 (3)       
-----859 impavida 1   
073 Great-winged Petrel 3      
971 Providence Petrel 40+ (8)      
929 Southern Giant Petrel 1     
984 Cape Petrel 40+ (20?)    
083 Fairy Prion 10-15 (6)   
--- Prion Sp 1  
065 White-faced Storm Petrel 10-15+ (6)       
068 Fluttering Shearwater 10+   
913 Hutton's Shearwater 15+      
980 Great Skua 2 (1) 
104 Australasian Gannet 10-15       
125 Silver Gull 300+  
981 Kelp Gull 6 (3)     
114 White-fronted Tern 4 (4) 
115 Crested Tern 30+ (15+)   
097 Little Black Cormorant 1 
096 Great Cormorant 1 In the harbour 
106 Australasian Pelican 8 (8)      
Common Dolphin 30+  
Future Trips,      
All Pelagic Trips from NSW are operated at no profit to the organisers      
being operated as group boat charters for the benefit of all who wish      
to join us.      
Sydney Pelagics depart on the 2nd Saturday of each month & Wollongong      
Pelagics depart on the 4th Sunday of each month and Eden Pelagics on       
the 3rd Sunday of each month.  If you would like to join one of these       
trips please  contact either Tony Palliser or Pete Milburn to      
make a booking.      
Tony Palliser Ph; 02-99001678 (w), 02-94115272  (h)      
Pete Milburn: Mobile 0416-249 506, 02-6255 1313 Home or 02-62494326        
Eden Pelagics are run on the 3rd Sunday of each month.   Bookings to      
<> Barbara Jones or Ph (02) 6495 7390.   

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