Birdline Australia Weekly Update

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Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 01:30:21 +1000
Birdline Australia 

Published sightings for the week ending 4 Apr 2010.

Mon 29 Mar      New Zealand Storm-Petrel 35 nm offshore, SOSSA Ulladulla
Pelagic, New South Wales 
Good views and images were obtained of a bird showing all the relevant
features of a New Zealand Storm-petrel. I have attached one of Raja
Stephenson's photos and a link to her webpage. Amazingly this bird was
sighted just 24 hours after a bird was seen from the Port Stephens
pelagic approx 300km to the north. These birds appear to be different
Dan Mantle and 12 others 

Sun 28 Mar      New Zealand Storm-petrel Pelagic off Port Stephens, New
South Wales 
A single bird possessing every visible distinguishing feature of a New
Zealand Storm-petrel was observed during a drift along the continental
shelf drop-off about 25 nautical miles off Port Stephens yesterday. See
the attached image (taken by Allan Richardson). Of note, I have just
been contacted by Dan Mantle, who is currently aboard the SOSSA Deep Sea
pelagic off Ulladulla, and they also had a NZ Stormy around their boat
at around 0900 this morning. More details to follow on Birding-aus. Also
seen on the pelagic off Port Stephens yesterday were 50+ Wilson's
Storm-petrels, a few Solander's (Providence) Petrels, 2 Gould's Petrels,
2 Sooty Shearwaters and a Common Noddy. [Moderator's Note: This Port
Stephens sighting will be the first for Australia if accepted by BARC.
It is very interesting that SOSSA (currently off Ulladulla) are
absolutely certain that they saw & photographed an individual of this
species on the following morning. MC] 
Mick Roderick and 11 others 


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