I have pointed out before that these birds refuse to read what they are supposed to do according to the literature. This results in social gaffes like:
- non-nesters hanging around in Princeville when they should be spending all their time soaring over the ocean
- a non-nester who spends at least part of every day sitting near a chick that is no relation to him or her
Now here is one that is not in ANY book.
What do we do about a chick who gets out of the sun by sitting under motor vehicles?
There are perfectly good bushes close by. But Brady has consistently chosen to sit somewhere much less safe.
When people started standing next to him, I added some signs.
I have discovered over the years that most people will read the signs and follow the suggestions, especially if a reason is included. I would say that we generally get a rather high class type of visitor here. Thank you, visitors. You make my job so much easier, and you help to keep these seabirds safe!
Thank you so much for what you do for the albatross! I love reading your blog and seeing the pics.
Thank you for your comment. It means a lot to me. I wanted to tell you that I checked out your blog, and really enjoyed it. I used to be an elementary school teacher and I always loved art projects. Teachers, check out this blog, you will get some great ideas! We need creative people more than ever, the ones who see the beauty in the world and are willing to work to preserve it. Keep up the good work!
thanks so much for your kind comment! i’m not much of a blogger, I’m afraid, but I read yours faithfully. Please keep up the great work that you do for albatrosses!