Monthly Archives: March 2012

Feeding time

I sometimes forget that many people reading this blog have never seen any albatross interactions except in documentaries.  Even checking the birds every day I miss seeing most of these albatross activities, but now that I have this blog to … Continue reading

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Albatross art

This is actually, no way to put this very delicately, albatross poop.  As my neighbor Roger is my witness, this was in a neighbor’s driveway.  I guess if we could have jackhammered it out, we could have sold it on … Continue reading

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Chicks explore, and build new nests

The chicks are starting to leave their nests.  Often they will build nests of their own, sometimes in better locations than the ones their parents built.  For example, one chick hatched in a nest in tall grass, taller than he … Continue reading

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The youngest chick in Princeville

I usually see the first albatross in Princeville in the second week of November.  Most often the nesters return first, usually the males precede the females.  Sometimes the males jump females other than their mates; this is how female/female couples … Continue reading

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Lucky chick Part 2

Wednesday morning workmen cut the branches and most of the trunk of the tree I wrote about in Tuesday’s post, the heliotrope on the golf course that was blown over during our recent rainstorms.  The albatross nest next to the … Continue reading

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Lucky chick!

There is a beach heliotrope tree on the golf course that albatrosses have chosen as a nest site through the years.  This year, a couple who first nested there two years ago built their nest under that tree and have … Continue reading

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Visits to chicks by unrelated adults

Even when their chicks are still in the egg, albatross parents are talking with them.  The whole time the chick is pipping he is communicating with the parent on the nest.  So it is no surprise that when the parents … Continue reading

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