Short-tailed Shearwaters in St Vincent Gulf

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Subject: Short-tailed Shearwaters in St Vincent Gulf
From: "Neil Cheshire" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:11:01 +1030
Your birds are Short-tailed Shearwaters and it is not unusual for them to 
appear in the St Vincent Gulf after strong south to south-west winds. If  
strong southerly winds coincide with with migratory movements in September or 
April many thousands can be diverted into the Gulf.
 On the southern side of the Fleurieu Peninsula after the persistent strong 
southerlies on 15th and 16th Oct I counted c. 100 Short-tailed Shearwaters in 
40  minutes on the 17th close inshore off Parson's Head, all heading west.  
Nearby on Waitpinga Beach there were 10 freshly dead STS and several more on 
the small beaches around Encounter Bay.

Neil Cheshire
Encounter Bay,
South Australia.
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