RFI Cape Gannet

To: "Crispin Marsh" <>, birding-aus <>
Subject: RFI Cape Gannet
From: "Chris Sanderson" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 14:20:17 +1000
Hi Peter,

I was at the Point Danger viewing area mentioned below earlier in the year
and saw a Cape Gannet/Australasian Gannet Hybrid flying over the area.  The
tail was all black, but the black stripe down the throat wasn't long enough
to be a full-blooded Cape Gannet.  Something else to be careful of when
trying to id one bird out of thousands I guess.


On 4/24/07, Peter Madvig <> wrote:

Hi Peter,

Went to Portland a couple of years ago.

Lawrence Rocks is an island in rather rough waters, so yes, a boat is
required. (Certain times of the year Blue Whales can be seen off-shore!).
However, there is a super viewing area of Gannets on the mainland,
the Rocks, and the birds are right next to you (or rather, vice versa).
You'd be hard put to see a Cape Gannet among them, tho' !!
See below --
Cheers, Peter Madvig

Point Danger
Follow the Madeira Packet Rd south out of town, along the coastline and
the golf course. It leads by Blacknose Point and Crumpets (both noted
surfing areas). Before you get to the aluminium smelter take the
left which leads to Point Danger. There is a viewing area (binoculars are
recommended) which overlooks Lawrence Rocks, just offshore. This is the
largest nesting site of the Australasian gannet in the Southern


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