With all the erratic weather we have been having over the last five months, we were, once again, having to cancel our fishing charters but the decision was made to head out with our local Bird Watchers last Sunday.
The winds were blowing from the south-east at 15-18 knots with gusts up to 20-22 knots. The swell refused to ease off all day but this hardy group headed out some 23 nautical miles offshore looking for some bird activity and more impressively, stayed out the whole time as well.
Some of the bird life spotted were there Brown Booby, a Red-footed Booby, Providence Petrel and a Grey-faced Petrel which I believe is not common for the Sunshine Coast area.
See the full report from Greg Roberts – http://sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com/2018/05/sunshine-coast-pelagic-may-2018.html
We are hoping to get some better conditions for the group on their next trip, which is this weekend but again, I don’t think we are in luck.
Surely the weather on the Sunshine Coast has to settle soon.