A Common Diving-Petrel that I photographed off Eaglehawk, Tasmania in September 2008. I had been talking to Lindsay Smith about Diving-Petrel on the recent Wollongong trips as we have seen them twice this July and they are normally a very rare bird this far north on the NSW coast.

I told Lindsay I would post this image as it shows pretty well developed white scapular lines and a fairly pale face for a Common Diving-Petrel. I don't think it is anything else but a Common Diving-Petrel.

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