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Endeavour journal, 21 February 1769 (Series 03.178)

Notes: Page header reads: 'Standing to the Westward'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 21 February 1769
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 21. Still no swell from the west tho the ship had fresh way through the water. A bird not seen before attended the ship about the size of a pidgeon, black above and light colourd underneath, darting swiftly along the surface of the water in the same manner as I have observd the Nectris to do of which genus he is probably a species.