Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea (33)
IUCN Red list status: Near threatened
Experiences with species

My first sighting of this bird was unbelievable. David Allan and I were just discussing how the second chum point hadn't been as successful as the first, and we were ready to head back to the harbour. I glanced at two birds cruising towards the boat - one looked to have a pale belly! - I looked through the bins, and up went the shout: GREY PETREL!!! It played with us as it went straight past the boat and gave us little chance to photograph it. Then it decided to grace us with its presence again, and what a show it put on!

Other names: Brown Petrel, Pediunker

Ranges: Resident Breeding Non-breeding Migratory Uncertain

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