I stopped by Bad Mama’s nest yesterday to see what was happening. When I got there she was sitting about 6 feet from the nest. As soon as she saw me, she ran over to the nest, like a naughty child who was feeling guilty. Perhaps she was actually protecting it from me, I cannot read her mind.
Her mate will come back and incubate the egg. Last year, he stayed there until the egg broke, about 3 weeks.
When I start my albatross dating service, you can be sure that Bad Mama’s mate will be at the top of my list. I will not even collect any squid from him for my hard work. He deserves a freebie.