12 August 2023 Report
19C. Fine. 5-10 knot winds. 1m seas. 18.8C sea surface temperatures.
It was a case of lightening striking twice on Saturday's pelagic off Sydney. Along with last month's ATLANTIC YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS we encountered another on this trip, once again at the shelf. The bird appears to be a different individual to the one seen in July. Otherwise it was a solid winter's trip with seven species of Albatrosses including Indian Yellow-nosed, Buller's, Campbell, Black-browed, Shy as well as a distant Wanderer. Providence Petrel at the shelf along with White-faced and Wilson's storm-petrels and Fairy Prions. Brown Skuas seen in deeper waters. Both Fluttering and Hutton's Shearwaters were seen midway to the shelf. The first Wedge-tailed Shearwaters of the season were encountered individually but in deeper waters. A BARC submission is being compiled for the AYNA.
(Note that the numbers in parentheses represent the approximate maximum number of that species in view at one time)
|Wilson's Storm Petrel||1||(1)|
|White-faced Storm Petrel||1||(1)|
|ATLANTIC YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS||1||(1)|
|Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross||7||(3)|
|Wandering Albatross (Gibson's)||1||(1)|
|Greater Crested Tern||6||(3)|
The next Sydney pelagic trip is scheduled for Saturday 26th August 2023 departing from Mosman at 6.45am and Rose Bay at 7.00am.
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(Photographs David Mitford, David Irving, Meysam Makvandi, Nick Smart and Greg McLachlan).