2 April 1769
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2 April 1769

Week Days Mo Days Winds Course's Distce Sail'd in Miles Lat. in [South] Longd in West from Greenwich Bearings &Ca at Noon
Apl 1769              
Sunday 2 East N 861/2 W 118 19..0 135..33  

A fresh trade wind and fine pleasent weather. At Noon saw a large flock of Birds, they had brown backs and white bellies, they fly and make a noise like a Stearings and are shaped like them only some thing larger-   saw likewise some black sheer waters and several Men of War Birds —

Natural Phenomena in South Seas Companion: great frigate bird (man of war bird) | sooty shearwater | sooty tern

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