• Tuesday, 3rd March 2015, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia

    Port Stephens Pelagic Trip Details Tuesday 3 March 2015 (BirdLife Australia Photography Group outing)

    Boat: M.V. Argonaut, skippered by Ray Horsfield

    CONDITIONS
    Very calm for the entire day except for the last 90 minutes or so, when a stiff nor-easter got up. Prior to that the sea was often glassy with at times no breeze whatsoever. Seas negligible on a <1m swell. Sea surface temperature up to 25 degrees in deep water.


    Streaked Shearwater - Photo Mick Roderick

    Departed Nelson Bay Public Wharf at 0710 returning at 1715.

    Commence drift at 32 55 58s / 152 34 27e, end at 32 56 20s / 152 33 58e

    BIRDS

    Species: Total outside the heads (maximum number visible from the boat at one time) many are estimates. Taxonomy follows the BirdLife Australia Working List V1.1

    Shy-type Albatross: 2 (1)
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater: 450 (250)
    Flesh-footed Shearwater: 60 (50)
    Short-tailed Shearwater: 6 (1)
    Fluttering Shearwater: 2 (1)
    Fluttering-type Shearwater: 2
    STREAKED SHEARWATER: 2 (1)
    Great-winged (Grey-faced) Petrel: 1
    Pomarine Jaeger: 12 (6)
    Arctic Jaeger: 2 (1)
    Crested Tern: 5 (2)
    Silver Gull: 4 (4)