• Sunday 24th August 2014 SOSSA PELAGIC TRIP, WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

    Sunday, 24th August
    (Compiled by Nikolas Haass)


    Much sunnier, less wind and calmer sea than the previous day. Highlight were good numbers of Wandering-type Albatross, ten of which were banded. Also one Buller's Albatross and a number of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters were banded.


    Solander's Petrel - Photo: Mick Roderick


    Buller's Albatross - Photo: Mick Roderick

    Species list:

    White-faced Storm-petrel: 3 (2)
    Wandering Albatross: 13+ (13)
    Antipodean Albatross: 5 (2) all gibsoni
    Black-browed Albatross: 30+
    Campbell Albatross: 2 (2) both adult
    Shy Albatross: 10+ (including 5+ juvenile steadi, others not identified to ssp level)
    Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross: 10 (4)
    Bullerís Albatross: 2 (1)
    Fairy Prion: 4 (2)
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater: 200+
    Huttonís Shearwater: 20+ (10)
    Fluttering/Huttonís-type Shearwater: 30+ (10)
    Providence Petrel: 4+ (4)
    Australasian Gannet: 8
    Australian Pelican: 2 (2)
    Brown Skua: 3 (2)
    White-fronted Tern: 12 (6)
    Crested Tern: 30+
    Kelp Gull: 4 (4) 2 adult, 2 in their 2nd winter
    Silver Gull: 100+

    Mammals


    Fur-seal spec. 3 (1)

    Short-beaked Common Dolphin: 20+