Sydney pelagic, NSW, Antarctic Prions and possible Slender-billed Prions

Subject: Sydney pelagic, NSW, Antarctic Prions and possible Slender-billed Prions
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 18:32:44 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,

Here comes a very basic report of yesterday's Sydney Pelagic; I'll post an 
update later.

        1. Wilson’s Storm-Petrel: 1 (over the slick at the shelf)
        2. White-faced Storm-Petrel: 1 (over the slick at the shelf; [seen only 
by one observer])
        3. Gibson’s (Wandering) Albatross: 1
        4. Black-browed Albatross: common
        5. Campbell (Black-browed) Albatross: common
        6. Shy Albatross: present
        7. White-capped (Shy) Albatross: present
        8. Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross: present
        9. Buller’s Albatross: 3+ (2+ adults, 1 imm.)
        10. Northern Giant-Petrel: 2+ 
[plus one possible Southern Giant-Petrel]
        1. Cape Petrel (New Zealand ssp. australe): 2
        2. ANTARCTIC PRION: common at the shelf 
[plus several possible Slender-billed
Prions; I need to check more photos to confirm this species]
        1. Fairy Prion: less common and closer to shore than Antarctic
        2. Short-tailed Shearwater: 2
        3. Fluttering Shearwater: present
        4. Great-winged Petrel (macroptera): 4
        5. Providence Petrel: 2
        6. Australasian Gannet: present
        7. Pied Cormorant: 2 (in harbour)
        8. Brown Skua: 4
        9. White-fronted Tern: 1 juv.
        10. Crested Tern: present
        11. Silver Gull: common
        1. Humpback Whale
        2. Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphin


Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

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