Beachwashed seabirds (Vict.)

Subject: Beachwashed seabirds (Vict.)
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 16:02:04 +1000
A request for birdos who go to the beaches.  We've had a number of 
albatrosses and giant-petrel sightings inshore over the past week or so 
with some of these being beachwashed specimens.

Last week some of my colleagues photographed Northern Giant-Petrels 
inshore just off Port Fairy.  These species are rarely recorded in 
Victorian waters, especially compared to Southern Giant-Petrels.

Black-browed and Shy Albatrosses have also been seen with a beachwashed 
Shy Albatross found on Mentone beach last Monday.

If anyone comes across such birds it's important we record the sightings 
in the relevant atlas.

Martin O'Brien
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St.,
East Melbourne  3002

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