MEGA - Pink-footed Shearwater, Stewart Island Pelagic

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Neil Robertson
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MEGA - Pink-footed Shearwater, Stewart Island Pelagic

Postby Neil Robertson » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:40 pm

Wrybill Tours' second Stewart Island Pelagic of the season,led by Neil Robertson and Matt Jones, was rewarded with superb close and prolonged views of a Pink-footed Shearwater, just east of Wreck Reef this afternoon. A very large and robust shearwater, it spent a good 10-15 minutes off the stern of the boat, and was quite happy to 'mix it' with the White-capped and Salvins Albatross to get to the blue cod frames Matt was chucking in to the water.

Hopefully photos and video clips will be posted very soon - when Neil's 21-day tour ends.
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Re: MEGA - Pink-footed Shearwater, Stewart Island Pelagic

Postby Matt Jones » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:16 pm

A few photos of the Pink-foot from otherwise farly quite Stewart Pelagic!
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Matt
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Pink-footed Shearwater Stewart Island
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Pink-footed Shearwater Stewart Island
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Pink-footed Shearwater Stewart Island
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Re: MEGA - Pink-footed Shearwater, Stewart Island Pelagic

Postby Davidthomas » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:27 pm

Lucky you guys! That’s a great find. Seems the right time of year for it to show up too. Might have to keep an eye out off Codfish for the next few days ;)
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Re: MEGA - Pink-footed Shearwater, Stewart Island Pelagic

Postby David Riddell » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:54 am

Ooh! I'm going to be on Stewart Island in a couple of weeks - hadn't planned on doing a pelagic but may have to re-think that!
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Re: MEGA - Pink-footed Shearwater, Stewart Island Pelagic

Postby sav » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:19 pm

Hi David,

Spots available with me on 7 Dec...........??

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Re: MEGA - Pink-footed Shearwater, Stewart Island Pelagic

Postby David Riddell » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:35 am

The only day I've got available is the 4th, I suspect I won't have too many options...

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