Giant Petrel at Manawatu Estuary

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imogen
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Giant Petrel at Manawatu Estuary

Postby imogen » Thu May 24, 2018 3:54 pm

Wonderful sight of a giant petrel in very high winds, flying around the estuary all the way up to the boat ramp. I think it is a southern, possibly a juvenile? After watching it for a while and struggling to get shots, it flew back out to sea.

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George Hobson
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Re: Giant Petrel at Manawatu Estuary

Postby George Hobson » Thu May 24, 2018 4:35 pm

Oscar and I agree - juv southern giant. Bill really doesn't look dark enough for a Northern.
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