• 10th August 2002, Sydney, Pelagic Trip Report, Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Sydney Pelagic 10.8.02


    A great day at sea on the Halicat. Seas slight on a low swell in warm spring sunny conditions. Made it well off shore and had two major highlights ľan adult Chatham Island Albatross and a juvenile Grey-headed Albatross. Both birds though sailed past and were not interested in the ecstatic birders unlike everything else that fed at the back of the boat.

    Wandering Albatross-6
    Black-browed Albatross-20
    Yellow-nosed Albatross-20
    Shy Albatross-2
    Chatham Island Albatross-1
    Grey-headed Albatross-1
    Southern Giant-petrel -4
    Northern Giant-petrel-1
    Cape Petrel-6
    Providence Petrel-15
    Great-winged Petrel-1
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater-1
    Fluttering Shearwater-20
    Hutton's type-2
    Antarctic Prion-3
    Fairy Prion-50
    White-faced Storm-petrel-3
    Brown Skua 1

    Other

    Sperm Whale 2-mega views of one dozing on the surface
    Common Dolphin-30

    Furseal-1

    Dion