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Location
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip, Tasman, Tasmania, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
13
Duration:
7 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
60.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Matt Wright | Faunagraphic Wildlife Tours List , Paul Brooks
Comments:
Inala Nature Tours pelagic aboard the Pauletta, skippered by John Males, with deckhand Hugh Smith. The Pterodroma petrel bonanza continued, with sightings of 7 species of Pterodroma petrel. Mottled Petrels weren’t as plentiful as last week but remained in good numbers, as did Gould’s Petrel, and a possible record of 8 Cook’s Petrel for the day. Again, all the petrels were heading south but, in contrast to last week, many birds took an interest in the boat, regularly lingering in the slick and making repeat passes. The Cook’s Petrels in particular seemed to show a lot of interest, giving all-time great views. With strong north-easterlies, we headed east from Pirates Bay at 0715 hrs, stopping briefly in inshore waters for a fly-by of a Buller’s Shearwater, before pulling up over 230 fathoms to berley. We drifted to 275 fathoms before heading back in to port, docking at 1455 hrs. The strong wind pushed us around 6 km south from our original starting point. Skies were partly cloudy all day, with sea mist onshore and on the horizon. Air temperature was mild all day. The wind was variable between 15 and 25 knots for the duration and 3 competing swells made for a somewhat lumpy journey with a bit of spray. Water temperature was 14.7 deg C inshore, rising to 14.9 deg C out wide, slightly warmer than last week. Two mildly seasick. Also had 1 Australian/New Zealand Fur Seal and a Shortfin Mako Shark around the boat in deep water and a brief sighting of 2 Humpback Whales offshore in the afternoon.
Species
26 species (+4 other taxa) total
1

Inshore.

1

An adult on a rock shelf outside Pirates Bay in the afternoon.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1

Inshore.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
16

12 inshore in the morning; 1 offshore in the morning; 3 pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
40

Approx. 2 inshore in the morning; 7 offshore in the morning; remainder pelagic with most birds following the boat back into inshore waters.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
8

1 juvenile offshore in the morning (close to the shelf); 6 juveniles and an immature in pelagic waters. The 6 pelagic juveniles were all on the water together at one point.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 7 1

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
1

1 adult in pelagic waters.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
5

1 adult offshore in the morning (close to the shelf); 3 adults and an immature in pelagic waters. A couple followed the boat back into offshore waters.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 4

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
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Sex Unknown
1

© Paul Brooks

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Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
8

4 adult males and 2 adult females, including a bird that followed the boat back into inshore waters.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 5
Female 3
Sex Unknown

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© Paul Brooks

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
8

Pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
4

Pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

Pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
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Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
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Sex Unknown
2

1 immature offshore in the morning; 1 immature in pelagic waters.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
30

All pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
2

Pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

Pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
3

Pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
18

Pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© Paul Brooks

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
8

All pelagic. Several birds showed considerable interest in our slick and gave nice, close views. Possibly a record number seen in one day on an Australian pelagic. BARC submission in production.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
29

All pelagic except for one bird offshore in the afternoon.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
26

A flock of around 20 encountered just beyond the shelf break and the odd bird passing by in pelagic waters.

7

Pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

Inshore.

6

2 inshore in the morning; remainder pelagic.

4100

c. 1,200 inshore in the morning; c. 1,500 offshore in the morning; c. 1,400 pelagic.

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

Offshore.

1
Hutton's/Fluttering Shearwater

Inshore.

1

Offshore.

3

1 offshore in the morning; 2 offshore in the afternoon.

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes