Short-tailed shearwaters

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Subject: Short-tailed shearwaters
From: Chris <>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 18:46:39 +1000
A pelagic trip off Wollongong today had at least 500 + hungry S-t Sw
around the boat at all times with the area as far as the eye could see
more arcing in the strong wind. Birds even landed on one observers head
to take burley and when birds landed on the sea surface they generally
put their heads under to check for food.  This behavior is most unusual
as generally the Wedge-tailed Sws are dominant behind the boat with the
odd S-t Sw calling in as most continue their flight south without giving
the boat a second look. This time only a few W-t Sws were sighted.
Competition was fierce for any burley, mince meat, thrown over.
Cheers  Chris

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