Snow and Antarctic Petrels at Macquarie Island

Subject: Snow and Antarctic Petrels at Macquarie Island
From: "Rohan Clarke" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 10:34:33 +1000
Hi all,
Martin Schultz has just sent me some news from Sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island...
Snow Petrel:
    1.  One found dead amongst grass tussocks in a gully above Caroline Creek on 16/8/03.  This specimen was photographed and has been retained for lodgement in the Tasmanian Museum.
    2.  One seen flying approx. 200 m off Hurd Point beach White plumage contrasting with black bill and legs clearly visible in good light.
Antarctic Petrel. Additional beachwashed records (Martin has found 3 or 4 earlier this winter.) None retained as all in poor condition: partially intact consisting primarily of wings, legs and tail:
    1.  Sandell Bay on 27/7/03.
    2.  Sandell Bay on 27/7/03.
    3.  Hurd Point on 29/7/03.
    4.  Windsor Bay on 21/8/03.
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