Just in case Nikolas is reading this, I supply details of location..; )
Just back from spending an enjoyable day’s birding with Ray Gobbe at
Maroubra. The bird highlight of the day were an adult Northern Giant Petrel
in full sunlight this afternoon (clearly saw the grey eye, deep red tip to
pinkish beak, mottled white around the cheek and chin). That makes the first
adult Northern seen by us – after seeing juveniles for years, the adults
must be rare around Sydney - last year we saw a white morph Southern Giant
Petrel, again the sole adult amongst many birds seen over the years. In the
morning we both observed a surface feeding shark which disappeared then
breached by about 1m. This was perhaps the same one I saw yesterday, and
which a shark expert of Sydney Aquarium considers likely to be a Thresher –
lobed pectoral, requiem tail with a much longer upper part with a notched
look towards the end, sharp pointed head, c. 2m long). It was quite a sight
seeing it so dramatically show off its strength. In addition we saw many
Humpbacks going north including one group of 8 (including a frisky adult
breaching and tail-slapping). Culinary highlight was Dory & Chips at Danny’s
Restaurant at La Perouse.
Who needs pelagics? Oops, used the now somewhat sullied P word…
No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG.
Version: 7.5.524 / Virus Database: 270.4.1/1510 - Release Date: 19/06/2008
To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)