Eden (NSW) Pelagic Report. April 29 and 30, 2000

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Subject: Eden (NSW) Pelagic Report. April 29 and 30, 2000
From: "Barbara Jones" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 18:15:55 +1000
Eden (NSW) Pelagic Report. Saturday April 29, 2000. (Extra trip to cater for
surplus bookings)
Information supplied by Eric Andrew.

Departed 8.15 a.m.  Returned 2.0.p.m. Early return due to difficult
Seas: Moderate to rough with 2-3 metre swell.
Winds: Moderate - rising, 20 - 30 knots.
Sky clear.
Water temp: 19 Deg C   Air temp:  20 Deg C

On board: Eric Andrew, David Webb, Don and Rhonda Jennings, Derek and Glenys
Lambert, Sue Romane, Sylvia Nixon, Skipper John Henry and Manfred Noether.

Species with maximum seen at one time in brackets:
005 Little Penguin 1
075 Great-winged Petrel 20 (10)
971 Providence Petrel 7 (4)
069 Wedge-tailed Shearwater 17 (10)
070 Sooty Shearwater 3 (1)
088 Black-browed Albatross 1
931 Buller's Albatross 2 (2)
091 Shy Albatross 3 (3)
864 Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross 4 (2)
104 Australasian Gannet 12 (5)
100 Little Pied Cormorant 2 (1)
098 Black-faced Cormorant 54 (48)
096 Great Cormorant 7 (6)
226 White-bellied Sea Eagle 3 (3)
126 Pacific Gull 2 (2)
125 Silver Gull abundant
115 Crested Tern 7 (4)
228 Whistling Kite 1 in harbour

Sunday April 30, 2000

With a full quota of passengers from interstate and overseas the trip was
aborted after 45 minutes into the day, with impossible conditions, 4 metre
swell and increasing concerns.  This is the first time an Eden trip has had
to be cancelled.   Fortunately conditions on land were better and there were
other options for birdwatching available.

Next trip is Sunday July 30, 2000 with some spots available.  Bookings
please to dbjones or phone (02) 6495 7390. Eden trips are
organised by the Far South Coast Birdwatchers.
Barbara Jones (Secretary)

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