Saturday, September 10, 2011
Petrels and Shearwaters, Australia 2011
At least eight Cape Petrels visited the boat, some with the admirable nerve to go head-on with albatrosses for chum rights; several Providence Petrels also put in appearances, but were far less forthcoming.
Cape Petrels, with Wandering and Black-browed Albatrosses
Fluttering Shearwaters (above) were numerous, with groups of up to a dozen gunning by, usually at some distance; a single Wedge-tailed Shearwater came much closer, but at sufficient speed to disappear behind compatriot and Sydney resident Jason's head before the lens could be swung acceptably.
Posted by Mark James Pearson at 15:26