Tutukaka Pelagic Report - 10 July 2022 : Providence Petrel & 2 Antarctic Prions

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Tutukaka Pelagic Report - 10 July 2022 : Providence Petrel & 2 Antarctic Prions

Postby ourspot » Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:59 pm

Had another great day out at the 'Petrel Station' yesterday (10 July 2002) on the latest Tutukaka Pelagic Seabird trip.

The highlight of the day was a PROVIDENCE PETREL which came in close for a quick visit with great views. This is a new species for the 'Petrel Station' trips and we've now recorded 46 different tube-nose seabird species, and 63 seabird species in total!

Other highlights of the trip were:
– 2 Antarctic Prions
– 9 NZSP (most ever for a winter trip)
– 2000+ Diving Petrels

During the trip we saw 22 different seabird species, and over 2,300 seabirds in total.

You can see some other images from the day at: http://www.facebook.com/thepetrelstation

And ... check out the new 'Petrel Station' Instagram page ( http://www.instagram.com/thepetrelstation ) which has loads of images from previous pelagic trips.

Cheers
Scott Brooks
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

P : 021 322 324
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Here’s the full trip results:
3 x Buller's Mollymawk
3 x White-capped Mollymawk
2 x Black-browed Mollymawk
2 x Campbell Mollymawk
1 x Northern Giant Petrel
80 x Fairy Prion
2 x Antarctic Prion
1 x PROVIDENCE PETREL
50 x Grey-faced Petrel
1 x Cape Petrel
5 x Cook's Petrel
7 x Fluttering Shearwater
30 x Little Shearwater
9 x New Zealand Storm Petrel
2000 x Common Diving-Petrel
100 x Australasian Gannet
1 x Little Blue Penguin
1 x White-fronted Tern
35 x Red-billed Gull
7 x Black-backed Gull
42 x Pied Shag
1 x Little Black Shag
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Report - 10 July 2022 : Providence Petrel & 2 Antarctic Prions

Postby Tim Barnard » Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:51 am

Great work Scott, 46 Tubeys is a fantastic return. Very impressive - the Petrel Station is well and truly on the global pelagic map. Just thinking on what you need to get to 50.
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Report - 10 July 2022 : Providence Petrel & 2 Antarctic Prions

Postby Michael Szabo » Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:27 am

How about Gould's Petrel, Collared Petrel, White-bellied Storm Petrel, and Tahiti Petrel?
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Report - 10 July 2022 : Providence Petrel & 2 Antarctic Prions

Postby Oscar Thomas » Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:11 am

Also Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (regular back in 80s) Grey-headed Albatross (seen on Hauraki Gulf Pelagic >40km away), Antarctic Fulmar, Kerguelen Petrel (if Blue Petrel is possible), Stejneger's Petrel, Great-winged Petrel, Westland Petrel (gotta pick it amongst the Blacks), Great Shearwater (local record in 2011), Salvin's prion (would be 5th prion for Petrel station), and anything else that might tip down from the tropics!
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Report - 10 July 2022 : Providence Petrel & 2 Antarctic Prions

Postby Michael Szabo » Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:39 pm

Yes, good list Oscar - outside of the tubenoses I'm also thinking that boobies, tropicbirds, frigatebirds, and White Tern could be on the cards - so always worth checking the gannets in case there's a booby hiding among them!
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Report - 10 July 2022 : Providence Petrel & 2 Antarctic Prions

Postby ourspot » Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:33 pm

Thats a great summary of potential birds Oscar and Michael :) Some more expected than others but that's the beauty of seabirds, if conditions are right any of those could turn up (like we had with Blue Petrel and Pink-footed Shearwater). Hopefully overtime we'll get to add some of these to the growing list of Petrel Station sightings..

For me its just as exciting seeing the seasonal patterns emerging, including some of the scarcer seabird sightings for the area potentially being annual visitors rather than just one offs, such as Chatham Albatross showing up almost to the day for last 2 season, and same with South Polar Skuas (light and dark morphs).

For reference here's the latest list of all the seabird species seen on The Petrel Station trips to date from the 35 trips that have gone out since they started in 2017:
– Royal Albatross (Northern)
– Wandering Albatross (Snowy / Exulans)
– NZ Wandering Albatross (Antipodean / Gibson's)
– White-capped Albatross (Mollymawk)
– Salvin's Albatross (Mollymawk)
– Black-browed Albatross (Mollymawk)
– Campbell's Albatross (Mollymawk)
– Chatham Island Albatross (Mollymawk)
– Buller's Albatross (Mollymawk)
– Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
– Northern Giant Petrel
– Southern Giant Petrel
– Fairy Prion
– Antarctic Prion
– Broad-billed Prion
– Thin-billed Prion
– Blue Petrel
– Cook's Petrel
– Pycrofts Petrel
– Black Petrel
– White-chinned Petrel
– Grey-faced Petrel
– Providence Petrel
– Kermadec Petrel
– White-headed Petrel
– Soft-Plumaged Petrel
– Mottled Petrel
– Grey Petrel
– Black-winged Petrel
– White-naped Petrel
– Cape Petrel
– Buller's Shearwater
– Fluttering Shearwater
– Hutton's Shearwater
– Flesh-footed Shearwater
– Pink-footed Shearwater
– Sooty Shearwater
– Short-tailed Shearwater
– Wedge-tailed Shearwater
– Little Shearwater
– White-faced Storm Petrel
– New Zealand Storm Petrel
– Black-bellied Storm Petrel
– Wilson's Storm Petrel
– Grey-backed Storm Petrel
– Common Diving Petrel
– Little Penguin
– Australasian Gannet
– South Polar Skua
– Brown Skua
– Arctic Skua
– Pomarine Skua
– Long-tailed Skua
– Red-billed Gull
– Black Backed Gull
– Grey Noddy
– Arctic Tern
– White-fronted Tern
– Caspian Tern
– Pied Shag
– Black Shag
– Little Pied Shag
– Little Black Shag

Cheers Scott
Tutukaka ‘Petrel Station’ Pelagics organiser

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