• Saturday 26th November 2016 SOSSA PELAGIC TRIP, KIAMA, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

    Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
    Air temp: 14-23 degree
    Air pressure: 1026Hp Cloud cover: 3/5 morning 1/5 afternoon
    Wind speed and direction: 10-15 Knots NW Sea conditions: 1.5m SE Swell: Southerly 1-1.5mtrs

    Comments
    Conditions at sea were ideal for birds with unusually high numbers of Huttonís Shearwaters both in-shore and beyond the Continental Shelf. Greatest number of White-chinned recorded from any pelagic trip from NSW ever!


    White-chinned Petrel

    Sp No Species Number
    075 Grey-faced Petrel Pterodroma gouldi - 15 (8)
    971 Providence (Solanderís) Petrel) Pterodroma solanderi - 10+ (4)
    917 Black Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni - 2 (2)
    915 White-chinned Petrel, Procellaria aequinoctialis - 8+ (5)
    069 Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus - 30+ (5)
    072 Flesh-footed Shearwater, Puffinus carneipes - 1
    071 Short-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus tenuirostris Ė 1000ís (200+)
    068 Fluttering Shearwater, Puffinus gavial - 50+ (10)
    913 Huttonís Shearwater, Puffinus huttoni - 200+ (50+)
    086 Wandering Albatross, Diomedea exulans - 2 (1)
    847 Gibsonís Albatross, Diomedea gibsoni - 3+ (1)
    088 Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys - 4 (4)
    859 Campbell Albatross, Thalassarche impavida - 1 (imm)
    861 White-capped Albatross, Thalassarche steadi - 30+ (20)
    931 Bullerís Albatross Thalassarche bulleri - 1
    063 Wilsonís Storm-Petrel, Oceanites oceanicus - 15+ (5)
    065 White-faced Storm-Petrel, Pelagodroma marina - 2+ (2)
    104 Australasian Gannet, Morus serrator - 3 (1)
    100 Little Pied Cormorant, Phalacrocorax melanoleucos - 1
    097 Little black Cormorant, Phalacrocorax sulcirostris - 2
    096 Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo - 2
    106 Australian Pelican, Pelicanus conspicillatus - 1
    945 Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus - 4 (2)
    125 Silver Gull, Larus novaehollandiae - 8 (4)
    115 Crested Tern, Sterna bergii - 5+ (2)


    Wilson's Storm-petrel