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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
in full sunlight this afternoon (clearly saw the grey eye, deep red
pinkish beak, mottled white around the cheek and chin). That makes
adult Northern seen by us – after seeing juveniles for years, the
must be rare around Sydney - last year we saw a white morph Southern
Petrel, again the sole adult amongst many birds seen over the years.
morning we both observed a surface feeding shark which disappeared
breached by about 1m. This was perhaps the same one I saw yesterday,
which a shark expert of Sydney Aquarium considers likely to be a
lobed pectoral, requiem tail with a much longer upper part with a
look towards the end, sharp pointed head, c. 2m long). It was quite
seeing it so dramatically show off its strength. In addition we saw
Humpbacks going north including one group of 8 (including a frisky
breaching and tail-slapping). Culinary highlight was Dory & Chips at
Restaurant at La Perouse.
Who needs pelagics? Oops, used the now somewhat sullied P word…
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