"Brian Everingham" <>
Tue, 31 Oct 2000 19:07:51 +1100
On Sunday I walked the coastal path between Otford and Bundeena in Royal
National Park to the south of Sydney and found the large numbers of beached
I noted that many were high up on the beachline, well above the normal high
tide level, and that the foredunes in some locations were clearly in
retreat. I take it that there have been heavy storms out to sea but when the
various materials on this matter were posted last week I did not follow the
debate after it got side-tracked. Can anyone confirm?
>From my observations the majority of the birds were Short-tailed Shearwaters
but I am no expert. Even with a corpse in hand and Harrison by my side I
doubt if I could be confident over identification. Can those who do so when
the bird is flying past a headland let me in on the secret. Mind you, I am
no expert on seabirds. I get sick on any boat and have not touched a pelagic
for some time!!!!
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