Cook Strait seabirds, 23rd February

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Re: Cook Strait seabirds, 23rd February

Postby ledzep » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:21 pm

Perhaps Sooty Shearwater for the first, and Westland Black for the second, solo birds. Westland Black are reasonably common in Cook Strait, as are White-chinned which are hard to pick from Westland Black from a distance.
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Re: Cook Strait seabirds, 23rd February

Postby Davidthomas » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:44 pm

Should pretty much only be westlands at this time of year. We didn’t see any white-chins about a month ago off of Kaikoura. I don’t generally see them regularly from the ferry outside of the middle of summer. I agree on the first part though likely sooties although if they were relatively small could have been either Hutton’s or Little shears but more likely to be sootys or Hutton’s.
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Re: Cook Strait seabirds, 23rd February

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