Seabird blown ashore in Vic

To: "inger vandyke" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Seabird blown ashore in Vic
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 16:11:13 +1000
Hi Sea-birders,

On a similar vain to the seabirds being blown ashore in sunny NSW, a
white morph Southern Giant-Petrel was found (21 June 2007) on
Melbourne's Brighton Beach in Victoria. Regrettably the bird later died.
A picture of the bird is on Birdline Victoria. See

The week before (10 June 2007) a juvenile Northern Giant-Petrel was seen
floating near Griffiths Island Lighthouse at Port Fairy.


Tim Dolby


Hi Alan et al,

I believe there was a Northern Giant Petrel found in the Newcastle
Knights stadium, a Black-browed Albatross somewhere about 10km inland
and an Australasian Gannet in town. A Prion also ended up in Sydney but
it later died.

I don't know who coordinated the rescue of these birds locally.  I do
know they somehow made it to Taronga. The fate of all of them except the
Giant Petrel (which I think was released yesterday) is not known.



From:  "alan morris" <>
        To:  <>
        CC:  Almarosa <>
        Subject:  [Birding-Aus] Seabirds blown ashore at Newcastle NSW
Date:  Sat, 23 Jun 2007 19:20:33 +1000
        >Hi Birders,
        >My wife told me that there was a brief report on the local TV
        >station NBN 3 last night about some seabirds being blown ashore
        >the recent storms at newcastle, taken into care by Taronga Zoo
        >and then released at sea off Newcastle. She thought that they
        >an Albatross and a Petrel. Did anyone see the segmert and know
        >species were being released?
        >Alan Morris

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