Sydney pelagic – July 2010

11 07 2010

Pelagic birding is something I’d always put off – fear of being sick, unwell, eaten by sharks, hit by a wayward asteroid etc – all very real and kept me off the boats.

Until yesterday.

Conditions were good – 1-1.5m swell with 1m waves, light winds that dropped over the course of the day.

And shit loads of birds.

7 species of albatross, 2 petrels, both giant petrels, fairy prion, fluttering shearwaters, and basically a top shelf day.

Full set of pics here, and a few favourites below.

Anyway – I’m definitely going back and doing another one. Probably November – finished uni and all.

Happy birding!

Cape Petrel - Bird #483

Campbell Albatross

Black-browed Albatross

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16 12 2010
(belated) November 2010 Pelagic Report « Troy's Birding Blog

[…] putting it off for a long time, I managed to pop my pelagic cherry back in July, and had such a fun time, I basically started planning my next trip straight away – looking […]

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