Sooty Albatrosses off Sydney

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Subject: Sooty Albatrosses off Sydney
From: "Vella" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 22:32:47 -0700
In Ern Hoskin's book "The Birds of Sydney", he mentions a record of 75 Sooty Albatrosses off Sydney on 26 November 1983. This records is not only a late one, but sounds very extraordinary for this supposably rarely sighted bird off the east coast. Can anyone validate this record?
Edwin Vella
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