• 10th February 2001, Sydney, Pelagic Trip Report, Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Sydney Pelagic Report Saturday 10 February, 2001


    A fairly quiet day with highlights being two Long-tailed Jaegers, at least six Sooty Terns and a small pod (4-6) of Short-finned Pilot Whales (identification based on warm water temperatures not on any views of the pectoral fin). Plenty of birds around most of the day, but no major rarities. Seas on a one metre swell. Generally overcast with light to moderate winds.

    Great-winged Petrel (20) all gouldi
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater (300 plus)
    Flesh-footed Shearwater (100)
    Hutton's Shearwater (1)
    Short-tailed Shearwater (2)
    Long-tailed Jaeger (2)
    Pomarine Jaeger (5)
    Arctic Jaeger (3)
    Sooty Tern (6-4 adults, 2 juveniles)
    Common Tern (30-in harbour)

    Common Dolphin (10)
    Short-finned Pilot Whale (4-6)

    Good birding

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