Monthly Archives: January 2016

Our first Princeville chick

For four days I watched the quiet progress of the first chick to work his way out of his egg.  There is little variation in the hatching times of albatross chicks: 65 days, with 2 days on either side, covers … Continue reading

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Our first great-grandchick

It looks like we are going to have our first great-grandchick this year.  He looks young for a great-grandpa, don’t you think? There was no monitoring of nests in Princeville until 1991.  The first record of KP505, Joseph, is from … Continue reading

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As the Albatross Turns – 2016 edition

People often say that some of the stories I share about the Princeville albatrosses sound like a soap opera.  Pull up a chair and listen to anther one while the violinists warm up in the background. KP736 is a female … Continue reading

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Albatross mother and child

The bird on the left is KP643, who has been spending some non-nesting time in my neighborhood with her mate, KP338.  They are both females and they have been nesting in this area for longer than I have been collecting … Continue reading

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