Albany to Hobart

Subject: Albany to Hobart
From: Robert Hamilton <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:44:08 +1000
Hi everyone,

I travelled on the Spirit of Enderby from Albany to Hobart in early December 
2012, and have finally put "my take" on the voyage on my website. It was a lot 
of fun, but a few more birds would have made it better. The day with a good 
number of Sooty Albatross and regular Gould's Petrel sightings were my 
highlights.  We did have some excellent cetacean encounters with a large pod of 
Southern Right Whale Dolphin with Long-finned Pilot Whale, the highlight.

I have refrained from adding personal anecdotes, but would have liked to 
mention who fell over more times than myself, and who missed what because of a 
call of nature, as well as why those at the bow rarely stopped laughing, but I 

Tasmania has had  some great mainland vagrants this year and it has been a 
delight to see Banded Stilts at Ralphs Bay as well as Bruny Island, a group of 
5 White-necked Heron on Bruny Island, as well as Freckled and Pink-eared Ducks 
at Gould's Lagoon. The Freckled Duck have now been here almost 3 months with 
the Pink-eared turning up  about 2 weeks ago.


Rob Hamilton
Margate, Tasmania


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