Lifers...UK ticks...county ticks...patch ticks, the day had everything anyone could wish for!
Keith has annotated the pics to portray the flavour of the excitement of the day....
|Wandering Albatross off the Dam|
An amazing ten foot wingspan
They look dopey but are surprisingly aggressive when feeding.
|Salvin's Albatross also off the dam|
part of the recently spit Shy Albatross group
|Northern Giant Petrel off Nunnery Pt|
Cute or what?
|Beach Stone Curlew at Herons Green|
One of the birds of the day - looked about twice the size of our bird
A real stunner.
|Pacific Gull at Herriott's Pool|
Makes Great Black-back look a bit of a wimp.
Wouldn't like to get into a fight with one
|Powerful Owl at Moreton|
About the size of an Eagle Owl,
Jammed into a pair
|Superb Lyrebird woodland at back of Nunnery Pt|
Kept bumping into these - in fact I nearly ran one over on the track
Bit like a Pheasant at a fancy dress party.
Very many thanks Keith, much appreciated. That should keep the records committee busy for a while.
Any resemblance to the Australian birds he saw on an earlier trip are purely coincidental.