Pt Lookout, North Stradbroke Island, SEQ

Subject: Pt Lookout, North Stradbroke Island, SEQ
From: Colin R <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:51:29 +1000
Thanks to the slow moving ex-cyclone Oswald (which has still to reach
the Brisbane area) I had an exciting seawatch off Pt Lookout yesterday
(Saturday). The weather was, predictably and obviously, wild, wild, wild
- east north easterlies 30-35 knots, I'd estimate, gusting at times to
45 knots. Easing a little after midday. Rain storms off the coast pushed
the birds quite close at times enabling relatively easy identification.

Wedge-tailed Shearwaters were the dominant bird  - 800 -1200 per hour
based on general estimates and several 15 minute counts.
Fluttering Shearwater  8 - undoubtedly missed many more.
Hutton's Shearwater  1
Sooty Shearwater  1
Short-tailed Shearwater  1 - undoubedly missed others, but would suggest
they were in very small numbers anyway.
Buller's Shearwater  4
Streaked Shearwater  1
Black-winged Petrel  2
White-necked Petrel  6 - could easily have missed more of both sp -
these were all well within scope range and readily identifable.
Sooty Tern  27 - again undoubedly missed others, most usually seen as an
adult and juvenile pair.
Pomarine Skua  2
Arctic Skua  1

  Colin Reid
So many birds, so little time......

-- - Same, same, but different...


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