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Thursday 8 December 2011

South Africa - 12/11/11

Pelagic - Shy Albatross 20+, Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross 10+, Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross 5+, Black-browed Albatross 5, White-chinned Petrel 100+, Pintado Petrel 10+, Great-winged Petrel 10, KERGUELAN PETREL 1, Northern Giant Petrel 5+, Southern Giant Petrel 10+, Sooty Shearwater 10+, Subantarctic Skua 8, Arctic Skua 2, Bank Cormorant 4.

Kirstenbosch Bot. Gardens - Spotted Eagle Owlets 2

Riefvial - Black Crake 1, Purple Swamphen 2, African Spoonbill 1.

Darling area - African Marsh Harrier 2, Cape Clapper Lark 3, White-backed Mousebird 3.

Northern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Subantarctic Skua

Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross

Shy Albatross

Black-browed Albatross

Pintado Petrel

White-chinned Petrel

Giant Petrel sp.

Great-winged Petrel

Cape Gannet

Sooty Shearwater

The mega Kerguelan Petrel - this bird should have been in the antarctic, not off Cape Point. Note the silvery upperwing highlights. The characteristic hovering flight was noted by all present.

Spotted Eagle Owlet at Kirstenbosch Bot. Gardens.