Highlights from the 23rd and 24th October Wollongong pelagics

Subject: Highlights from the 23rd and 24th October Wollongong pelagics
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 15:35:05 -0700 (PDT)
23rd (calm and sunny; a few showers in the afternoon): 
A leucistic Providence Petrel with white belly (photos will be posted soon):
The initial call was “Kermadec Petrel!”, but jizz and bill shape didn't fit and 
white primary bases and shafts on upperwing were missing (although some of the 
pictures taken show some light reflection from the primary shafts at some 
angles, this was nowhere near the pattern of a Kermadec Petrel); also Herald 
Petrel's jizz, bill shape and underwing pattern didn't fit).
Also of interest were a couple of late 1st winter-plumaged White-fronted Terns 
and good numbers of (Siberian) Common Terns.

24th (rain and rough seas): 
Highlight: Salvin's Albatross 


Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

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