SATURDAY JUNE 12, 2010

Weather conditions: Wind SW, swell S; Water temp off shelf 18.4 deg C. Shelf position about 6NM north of the sea mount

1. Wilson’s Storm-Petrel: 1 (over the slick at the shelf) 2. White-faced Storm-Petrel: 1 (over the slick at the shelf; [seen only by one observer]) 3. Gibson’s (Wandering) Albatross: 1
4. Black-browed Albatross: common
5. Campbell (Black-browed) Albatross: common
6. Shy/White-capped Albatross: present
7. Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross: present
8. Buller’s Albatross: 2+
9. Northern Giant-Petrel: 2+
10. Cape Petrel (New Zealand ssp. australe): 2
11. ANTARCTIC PRION: common at the shelf
12. SLENDER-BILLED PRION: present at the shelf
13. Fairy Prion: less common and closer to shore than Antarctic
14. Short-tailed Shearwater: 2
15. Fluttering Shearwater: present
16. Great-winged Petrel (macroptera): 4
17. Providence Petrel: 2
18. Australasian Gannet: present
19. Pied Cormorant: 2 (in the harbour)
20. Brown Skua: 4
21. White-fronted Tern: 1 juv
22. Crested Tern: present
23. Silver Gull: common
Mammals: 1. Humpback Whale: 2
2. Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphin: 5