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One of my favorite albatrosses

One of the rewards of visiting the albatrosses every day is that I have occasionally had the privilege of seeing one return for the first time since fledging.  When they first fledge, the do not come back to land until … Continue reading

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20 albatrosses have returned

As of yesterday, I had seen 20 albatrosses in Princeville. The great majority were in my neighborhood:  13.  Six are on the golf course, I saw another one just once in another residential neighborhood where they nest. It always starts … Continue reading

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Three more come home

Two more from my neighborhood returned: Mr. Clackypants He was banded as an adult in 1989, like Joseph, and he is at least 31 years old. He had a nest in the 1989-1990 season with an unknown mate, but it … Continue reading

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Four and five….

All of the 5 albatrosses that have returned to Princeville so far are near my house.  The morning of November 12th, I saw the last two. Gator, age 11, is one of Joseph’s sons.  He nests in the same yard … Continue reading

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Larry’s back in town

The third albatross to return to Princeville is Larry, K229.  Larry was named after a Sears repairman.  When I became the data collector here, I decided that homeowners would get to name the chicks that shared their lawns with them. … Continue reading

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Princeville patriarch returns

I am always so relieved when Joseph, Princeville’s great-grandfather, comes back to Kauai. He has an interesting history. Joseph was originally banded as an adult at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, the navy base on Kauai, on March 3, 1989. … Continue reading

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First albatross sighting

I have been checking the usual places for albatrosses for the last few days.  The first one arrived at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on November 9th, which is a bit later than usual.  Princeville always has a first … Continue reading

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