Atlantic Petrel & Wandering Albatross

With the wind direction turning from the North East to a South and increasing overnight I decided to again head out to Cape Pembroke lighthouse to do a sea watch.

Soon after arriving it became apparent that there were a lot more birds moving through than yesterday but slightly further offshore.

 

Sooty Shearwater numbers were in the hundreds a minute passing the headland. After about 15 minutes I picked up my first Atlantic Petrel, a total of 8+ birds were seen.

Above & below Atlantic Petrels off Cape Pembroke

 

After about an hour I picked up my first of two Wandering Albatross of which both were flying North to South.

Wandering Albatross off Cape Pembroke

Wandering Albatross off Cape Pembroke

Wandering Albatross off Cape Pembroke (Second Bird) 

 

Other seabirds seen included Black Browed Albatross, 10+ White Chinned Petrel, Southern Giant Petrel, 3 Northern Giant Petrel, 4 Great Shearwater, 1 Antarctic Fulmar, 2 Wilson’s Storm Petrel.