Monthly Archives: November 2011

The soap opera continues…

This is a continuation of my last entry, for November 27th.  I was discussing the whole albatrosses-mate-for-life thing, and told the story of KP467, who laid her egg a week ago and has been waiting for her long time mate, … Continue reading

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Albatrosses mate for life (?)

Both in 2007-08 and 2008-09 KP505 and his mate raised a chick; the following season he returned in November but his mate did not return until January.  By January, he had already met KP792 and they had spent more and … Continue reading

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More albatross updates

Every day I see more albatrosses.  It is more important than ever that people obey the leash law here.  A dog may not notice albatrosses that are sitting or standing still, but sometimes one may suddenly start running.  It is … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is your Happy Thanksgiving news…. I expect to find Kp531 sitting on the egg at nest number 1 tomorrow.  KP467 will need to go out to sea and eat, to build up her strength for the months of incubation … Continue reading

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Albatross drama

There is a little bit of albatross drama going on in my neighborhood.  Last week,one of the first birds to return to Princeville, KP467, met up with her mate from previous years, KP531.  Last year this couple abandoned their egg … Continue reading

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More and more albatrosses

I was asked how many albatrosses I had seen so far so I checked my data.  I  was surprised to find that as of today I have already seen 29.  Of those, 28 have nested in previous years.  The one … Continue reading

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A few albatross tidbits

I wanted to add a note to my last post, about Gaga and the fence we had to put up to keep her off of the golf cart path.  The fence did not totally surround her, it just separated her … Continue reading

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