First day of the double header.
Australia, Day Sixty Five.
Ebird List for closer in Shore.
Ebird List for Deep Hole and the drift.
PHOTO'S TO FOLLOW:
|Before my head went inside the Bucket again.|
I was feeling fine for most of the trip as long as I remained seated and didn't use the camera so all photo's will be Deb's again unfortunately but thankfully I saw all the species recorded except for the Flesh-footed Shearwater (Ardenna carneipes).
On the way out we saw Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), Great Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii), 60+ Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris) which was the first of 3 lifers for me, Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator), Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta), Northern Giant-Petrel (Macronectes halli) and Grey-faced Petrel (Pterodroma gouldi).
We reached the main drift point and even though the birds were performing brilliantly at the rear of the boat I stayed seated and just watched them and didn't take any Photo's.
Out at the drift we added Northern Royal Albatross (Diomedea sanfordi), Antipodean (Wandering) Albatross (Diomedea antipodensis), Snowy (Wandering) Albatross (Diomedea exulans) the 2nd Lifer, Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche carteri), Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), Great-winged Petrel (Pterodroma macroptera), White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), White-headed Petrel (Pterodroma lessonii) the 3rd Lifer and Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea).
We returned to port and as usual I felt instantly better, so annoying as I am not usually sick on boats but can't get used to this one.
Anyway around Port Mac w picked up Grey Teal (Anas gracilis), Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Willie-wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys), Little Raven (Corvus mellori), Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) and Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata).
Later we went back to the Pub for some food and back to the accommodation.