Michaelmas Cay Aug 19

Subject: Michaelmas Cay Aug 19
From: Phil & Sue Gregory <>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:27:18 +1000
Good trip out from Cairns to the Cay on Seastar, great crew and very helpful 
with facilitating for the birders: Biggest surprise was a solitary Tahiti 
Petrel some way off to the N of the Cay, completely unexpected here as I almost 
never see pelagic seabirds on this trip.
Great Frigatebird 2
Lesser Frigatebird 2
Brown Booby 20 ad and 2 imm,. much paler brown than shown in the Simpson & Day 
or Pizzey & Knight FG's but sadly with the breast demarcation and 
yellowish-green legs.
Crested Tern 20  (but no Lesser Crested)
Little Tern 10
Sooty Tern 300
Brown Booby 50
Ruddy Turnstone 2
Reef  Egret 1

Humpback Whale 1 female with calf, which breached very nicely several times, a 
great sight.

Phil Gregory



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