10 June 2023 Report


19C. Seas: 15-20 knots decreasing to 10-15 knots. Sea surface temps: 17C, inshore; 19C at shelf.

Despite birds following and coming to the boat, the majority seemed less interested in the berley than hoped. Gulls followed us nearly to the shelf which may be indicative of Skua absence. Once again, we had two Cattle Egrets at the shelf. Both birds approached the boat and slowed but continued on SSW. Cattle Egret have been recorded at the shelf dating back to a November 1996 trip where three Cattle Egrets were observed at the shelf flying back towards Australia.


(Note that the numbers in parentheses represent the approximate maximum number of that species in view at one time)

Wilson's Storm Petrel9(6)
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross8(3)
Buller's Albatross2(1)
Shy Albatross2(1)
Black-browed Albatross18(13)
Campbell Albatross2(1)
Providence Petrel16(10)
Fluttering Shearwater4
Hutton's Shearwater1
Fluttering-type Shearwaters7
Fairy Prion1(1)
Australasian Gannet14(9)
Silver Gull80(50)
Greater Crested Tern9


Humpback Whale
Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphin
Common Dolphin

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(Photographs Nick Thompson, Dave Irving and Greg McLachlan).

Nick Thompson

Dave Irving

Dave Irving

Greg McLachlan

Greg McLachlan