Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Port MacDonnell Pelagic

Port MacDonnell pelagic birding is always enjoyable and last weekend's trip was no exception.

Sunday morning at 6am we were aboard the Remarkable skippered by Mark and heading out to sea.

When we were well past the shelf we stopped and we getting ready to start the burley when we were instantly visited by a Soft-plumaged Petrel! What a fantastic way to start the day...

Northern Royal Albatross then came in for a look

Wandering Albatross joined in the fun

Gooneybird - Immature Wandering Albatross

Cape Petrel were in good numbers

Cape Petrel

Great-winged Petrels and White-faced Storm-petrels were in good numbers

White-faced Storm-petrel

Great-winged Petrel

I was happy to finally manage to snap a few photos of a Salvins Albatross.

Shy "Salvins" Albatross

Cape Petrel

A very enjoyable day with friends - I cant think of a better way to spend a weekend!!