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    Eaglehawk Neck 3 & 4 Sept 2011, organized by Dan Mantle

    Eaglehawk Neck – Saturday 3 & 4 Sept 2011

    Highlights: Chatham Island Albatross, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Soft-plumaged Petrels, heaps of Common Diving-petrels!

    Pictures by Raja Stephenson. For more pictures see:
    http://www.adarman.com/Pelagics/2011-September-03-04-Eagle/18917649_MHCfG2#1469007110_SNRfsNW



    Detailed trip list:

    Eaglehawk Neck – Saturday 3 Sept 2011

    Vessel: Pauletta (skipper John Males)
    Participants: Stuart Pickering, David Mitford, Micha Jackson, Pete Kyne, Rob Hynson, Raja Stephenson, Nikolas Haass, Paul Brooks, Jeremy, Els Wakefield, Dan Mantle
    Weather: 15-17 knot northerlies, 1-1.5m waves with only a very low swell, bright, dry day with
    minimal cloud cover.
    First Berley Point: 42˚ 69 051S 148˚ 17 495S (200 fathoms)
    Second Berley Point: 42˚ 57 886S 148˚ 19 767E (400 fathoms)

    Birds: numbers given are a rough guess for the total for the day (the maximum number seen at one
    time is given in parentheses)

    Fairy Prion 1000+ (100)
    Slender-billed Prion 2 (2)
    Grey-backed Storm-petrel 5 (2)
    White-faced Storm-petrel 3 (1)
    Sooty Shearwater 1 (1)
    ‘Fluttering-type’ Shearwater 1 (1)
    Common Diving-Petrel 30+ (8)
    Cape Petrel 10+ (8)
    Soft-plumaged Petrel 2 (1)
    White-headed Petrel 6 (1)
    Great-winged Petrel 30+ (8) – predominantly macroptera but including at least 2/3 gouldi
    Northern Giant Petrel 2 (2)
    Northern Royal Albatross 1 (1) Adult
    Southern Royal Albatross 1 (1) Imm
    Wandering Albatross 6 (2) – incl. at least one good candidate for gibsoni, the rest were considered to be mostly gibsoni/exulans
    Black-browed Albatross – melanophrys 2 (1)
    (Indian) Yellow-nosed Albatross 3 (1)
    Buller’s Albatross 1 (1)
    Shy Albatross – cauta/steadi 60 (12)
    Salvin’s Albatross 1 (1) Adult
    Chatham Albatross 1 (1) Adult
    Light-mantled Sooty Albatross 1 (1)
    Crested Tern 10 (3)
    Australasian Gannet 12 (4)
    Silver Gull
    Pacific Gull
    Kelp Gull
    White-bellied Sea-Eagle 2 (2)


    Eaglehawk Neck – Sunday 4 Sept 2011

    Vessel: Pauletta (skipper John Males)
    Participants: Stuart Pickering, David Mitford, Micha Jackson, Pete Kyne, Rob Hynson, Raja Stephenson, Nikolas Haass, Kate Godman, Els Wakefield, Dan Mantle
    Weather: 15-20 knot northerlies switching to north-westerlies, 1.5-2.5m waves with only a very low
    swell, overcast, scattered showers later in the day.
    Berley Point: 43˚ 00 309S 148˚ 17 759S (350 fathoms)

    Birds: numbers given are a rough guess for the total for the day (the maximum number seen at one
    time is given in parentheses)

    Fairy Prion 200 (40)
    Grey-backed Storm-petrel 8 (3)
    White-faced Storm-petrel 3 (1)
    Sooty Shearwater 4 (1)
    Hutton’s Shearwater 1 (1)
    Common Diving-Petrel 50+ (14)
    Cape Petrel 50 (21)
    Soft-plumaged Petrel 2 (1)
    White-headed Petrel 8 (3)
    Providence Petrel 2 (1)
    Great-winged Petrel 60 (20) – predominantly macroptera but including at least 2/3 gouldi
    Northern Giant Petrel 1 (1)
    Southern Royal Albatross 2 (1) Adult and Imm
    Wandering Albatross 10 (8) – incl. at least 1 antipodensis, 1 gibsoni, 1 exulans, the rest were considered to be mostly gibsoni/exulans
    Black-browed Albatross – melanophrys 5 (3)
    Campell Albatross – impavida 2 (1)
    (Indian) Yellow-nosed Albatross 6 (2)
    Buller’s Albatross 1 (1)
    Shy Albatross – cauta/steadi 30 (7)
    Salvin’s Albatross 2 (1) Adults
    Australasian Gannet 8 (2)
    Silver Gull
    Pacific Gull
    Kelp Gull
    Crested Tern
    White-bellied Sea-Eagle 1 (1)
    Last edited by nhaass; 23-09-2011 at 12:20 AM.

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    Storm-Petrel
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    great phots yet again!

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