Help with Shearwater ID

To: "Charles Nixon" <>, <>
Subject: Help with Shearwater ID
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:18:47 +1100
Well Ted, you have me totally stumped. Description including bluish feet AND white to eye but not above fits some 'Little Shearwaters'. Only thing that doesn't fit is size. It is way too big! How did you measure it; with a rule, callipers? Perhaps you wrote the figures down wrongly. Those dimensions make it a big bird, larger than Fluttering Shearwater, almost the size of a Manx. So the wingspan was just short of a metre! Thinking about it now was it really that big? If so, then you have no choice. You must go back and collect it! When we last met at Adele Island that would have been no problem for you. You were fittest man in our group. Then you would have swam or ran back to collect it without a second thought!

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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