Magic Point Maroubra 22 July

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Subject: Magic Point Maroubra 22 July
From: John Reidy <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 09:35:25 +1000
Hi all,

A group of about 20 people attended a Cumberland Bird Observers' Club outing to Magic Point Maroubra (Sydney) yesterday.

Conditions were fairly good for viewing with some light rain in the morning becoming sunny in the afternoon. Winds were very slight from the north-west.

Highlights were four species of Albatross (two only seen by those more persistent sea watchers) and 4 Giant Petrels spp. as well as some Hump-backed Whales and dolphins.

There was a film crew along and there is a possibility of the day being broadcast in Sydney.

Species list is below thanks to Ian McLean.

Fluttering Shearwater 2000

Giant Petrel Spp. 4

Crested Tern 20+

Welcome Swallow 5

Black-browed Albatross 10

Yellow-nosed Albatross  2

Silver Gull 100

Willy Wagtail 1

Little Pied Cormorant 3

Little Black Cormorant 1

New Holland Honeyeater 100

Red Wattlebirds 4

Little Wattlebird 1

Australian Raven 10.

Richards Pipit 2

Superb Fairy-wren 6

House Sparrow 1

Indian Myna 10

Starling 10

Magpie 4.

Silvereye 15

Spotted Turtle-Dove 1

Australasian Gannet 10

Great Cormorant 6

White-fronted Tern 3

Large Pied Cormorant 1

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike 6

Little Penguin 3

Kelp Gull 2

Wandering Albatross 1 (Gibsoni)

Shy Albatross 2

Grey Butcherbird 1

Bottle-nosed Dolphins 3

Hump-backed Whale 3

John Reidy
Phone 02 9871 4836
Fax 02 9871 2616


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