Tutukaka Pelagic Results - 6 Oct 2019 : Black Bellied SP & White-headed Petrel

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Tutukaka Pelagic Results - 6 Oct 2019 : Black Bellied SP & White-headed Petrel

Postby ourspot » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:48 pm

Had another great day out at the 'Petrel Station' on todays Tutukaka Pelagic Seabird trip with 7 of us venturing out via the Poor Knight Islands to the explore the deep beyond. A good 10-15 knot wind throughout the day provided great viewing of a variety of stunning seabirds.

Highlights of the trip were:

– 1 White-headed Petrel

– 1 Black-belied Storm Petrel
– 13 New Zealand Storm petrels
– Big boils ups of thousands of Buller’s Shearwaters, Fairy Prion, and gulls following the feeding Trevally around.

During the trip we saw 26 different seabird species - nearly 10,000 seabirds in total! Was a fantastic day out.

Cheers Scott

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Here’s the full trip results:

1 x Wandering Albatross (Snowy)
3 x Wandering Albatross (Gibsons)
5 x White-capped Mollymawk

3 x Northern Giant Petrel

1 x WHITE-HEADED PETREL
7 x Grey-faced Petrel

30 x Cook's Petrel

1 x Pycroft's Petrel
3 x Black Petrel

1,500 x Fairy Prion

7,000 x Buller's Shearwater

20 x Sooty Shearwater

4 x Short-tailed Shearwater

12 x Fluttering Shearwater

30 x Little Shearwater

13 x NZ Storm Petrel

1 BLACK-BELLIED STORM PETREL
9 x White-faced Storm Petrel

40 x Common Diving Petrel
3 x Little Blue Penguin

500 x Gannet

600 x Red-billed Gull

2 x Black-backed Gull

51 x Pied Shag

1 x Little Pied Shag

3 x Little Black Shag
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Results - 6 Oct 2019 : Black Bellied SP & White-headed Petrel

Postby ourspot » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:56 am

And to top off an awesome day out, with a great range of seabirds, two people on the trip cracked the 200 New Zealand bird species barrier on the trip. Congrats to Harry Boorman and Richard Fenner. A great goal to reach.

Cheers Scott
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Results - 6 Oct 2019 : Black Bellied SP & White-headed Petrel

Postby sav » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:33 am

Hey Scott,

That all looks good. Any photos of the Black-bellied Stormy?

Nice one Harry and Richard!!

cheers
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Results - 6 Oct 2019 : Black Bellied SP & White-headed Petrel

Postby ourspot » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:52 pm

Here's a photo of the Black-bellied Storm Petrel - Image was taken by Bruce Wedderburn from Australia.
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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Results - 6 Oct 2019 : Black Bellied SP & White-headed Petrel

Postby sav » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:48 pm

NICE! That would be a North Island tick for me. And White-headed Petrel....

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Re: Tutukaka Pelagic Results - 6 Oct 2019 : Black Bellied SP & White-headed Petrel

Postby Tim Barnard » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:19 pm

Loved this trip. Has to be the best pelagic running in NZ just now. Great crew. Great birds. Fantastic spectacle!
Thanks Scott as always, and full marks to Paul G for putting the call out on the BBSP ... just a shame the WHP was a hit and run.

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