The Snares. Apologies for photo quality, all taken while driving a zodiac.
I've regularly heard sooty shearwaters flying over the gully in the late evening and early morning this summer. One crash-landed on the road.
Procellariiformes is an order of seabirds that comprises four families: the albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters, storm petrels, and diving petrels. Formerly called Tubinares and still called tubenoses in English, they are often referred to collectively as the petrels, a term that has been applied to all Procellariiformes, or more commonly all the families except the albatrosses. They are almost exclusively pelagic (feeding in the open ocean), and have a cosmopolitan distribution across the world's oceans, with...