Wild weather off Australia's east coast has pushed seabirds hundreds of kilometres inland, with some rescued at Canberra and on NSW's Southern and Central tablelands.
A number of the seabirds were found exhausted and underweight; some have since died
It's hoped they will eventually be released back out to sea, certainly not until Cyclone Uesi has had its time impacting the east coast
There's also been another rare sighting of a Bulwer's petrel, which don't usually venture too far from the equator
Mick Roderick from Birdlife Australia said it was not unusual for rough weather to knock birds off course, but the latest weather system had resulted in some very rare sightings.
"Even before the wild weather, we saw a lot of sooty terns close to the coast, which is unusual — there may be something going on with their food source," he said.
"But then the east coast low hit during the week and that has absolutely sent a lot of these seabirds off course.