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!