Posted by: lokahipath | May 11, 2010

Albatross at Lepeuli

A lone Laysan albatross has been seen recently under the ironwoods mauka of the Alaloa. This is an unusual time for this behavior. Most pairs mated up in November. This may be an immature or precocious sub-adult who has returned a year before nesting. It may have lost it’s mate &/or egg and be trying to start over. Albatross do double clutch – if their egg is removed or destroyed they will lay again on the same nest in the same season. Sometimes triple clutch.

This bird is not offered proper fencing. There is no protection from dogs or cats. A properly designed Conservation Plan would have designed a proper nest enclosure excluding dogs and cats. And people.

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