Attached (hopefully) are three images of an interesting Yellow-nosed Albatross we had off Port Stephens last Sunday (all I can see on my screen are thumbnails - I hope this works). This bird was noticed on the way out to the shelf (first two images) and then once more (assuming it is the same bird) once at the shelf (3rd image). It has an obvious 'hooded' appearance, which even shows in the direct light. It also has a somewhat darkish area in front of the eye. Lindsay has already commented that it has a much darker grey head and neck than any Indian YNA he has seen and that this bird could be an Atlantic. But we just can't be sure based on the images below (Jeff Davies has provided the same feedback). I've tried to gather more images from other shutterbugs on board but have drawn a blank thus far.
If anyone would like to comment that would be great!
p.s. we also had an 'interesting' pale skua that I will post on a seperate thread.