Mutton Birds – (Short-tailed Shearwaters)

Short-tailed Shearwaters (most frequently known as Mutton Birds) are with us from late September through to mid April / early May. You may also have heard them referred to as Moonbirds, or Yolla, an Aboriginal name for Shearwater. They’re an unassuming looking bird, with short tails and smoky brown plumage, they weigh, on average, 550g…
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Freycinet National Park – A quick history!

Freycinet National Park was one of the first national parks listed in Tasmania, it covers 17,000 hectares of pristine beaches, untouched bushland, pink granite mountain ranges and is home to some of Tasmania’s most loveable and spectacular wildlife. Although originally discover by Dutchman Abel Tasman in 1642, weather conditions did not allow him to travel…
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Indian Yellow Nosed Albatross

Indian Yellow Nosed Albatross (Thalassarche carter) The Indian Yellow Nosed Albatross is a beautiful, agile little bird.  Similar, but separately classified to, the Atlantic Yellow Nosed Albatross.  A part of the mollymawk family, the Yellow Nosed are one of the smallest of the albatross species at around 71 -86cm long with a wingspan of 1.8…
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Common dolphin

Delphinus Delphis Description: There are 2 species of commons. The long-beaked and the short beaked. The long-beaked, as it’s name suggests, has a longer beak and is more muted in colour. The short-beaked has a more rounded or ‘melon’ shaped face. Males: measuring up to 2.3m and can weigh up to 200kg Females: measuring up…
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