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 Post subject: Re: MISC WATER BIRDS ~ 2014-2016
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:54 pm 
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Laysan Albatross
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Courtship Dancing, Laysan Albatross Cam, 2 Feb, 2016

A couple of albatross "visitors" put on quite a show yesterday.
Laysan Albatrosses that are not breeding for the season often stop by to check out nesting sites and practice courtship dancing. Their elaborate courtship dance is a strong bonding ritual, leading to a lifelong pair-bond, that must be learned, practiced and perfected.


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 Post subject: Re: MISC WATER BIRDS ~ 2014-2016
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Laysan Albatross
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An Albatross chick on Kaua'i hatched on January 26.

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Laysan Albatross, Kaua’i, Hawaii





This is a nest at the same place as it was last year, but there’s only one Albatross pair raising a chick. The pair consists of two females. This situation is caused by shortage of males in the colony. The male to female ratio among the Kaua’i Albatrosses is about 40 – 60. Therefore sometimes two females arrange a nest. In this species two adult birds are absolutely necessary to incubate an egg and take care of the chick. They lay one egg each, but these eggs are usually not viable because even if the females mate once or twice with any otherwise attached male, this may not be sufficient.
More information about Albatross female-female partnerships can be found in the article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2610150/

Fortunately, the site attendants had a source of Albatross eggs. On the Midway atoll, where the military has its base, the nesting of these birds was discouraged: their eggs were taken away. After 2 weeks of incubation the eggs can be subject to candling to detect their viability and then replaced with the good ones if necessary. This happened in the case of the nest on Kaua’i. The two females are named Philialoha (K097) and Mahealani (KP672). The chick named Kalama hatched on January 26. So far his development progresses normally.

More information about the nest and the species can be found on the website of Cornell Lab of Ornithology. http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/4 ... Albatross/

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January 31. Feeding
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The site is often visited by other birds. For example:
February 9: Common Myna & Red-crested Cardinal
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Some videos:

Albatross mating, November 15, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXCd84rLu2I

Mating dance, December 2, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyV82ASVZq8

Candling, parts 1 & 2, December 9, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlT1z-5VQ2U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6P0rCg7NVs

New egg for Mahealani. December 13, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gph99ie5xGs

Another mating dance, February 2, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-M0y5SSv0s

Wake-up call. February 9, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gs70vjmokk


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Royal Albatross, Dunedin, New Zealand





The pair of Royal Albatrosses has their nest at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, New Zealand. The male has blue-black (BK) colour bands and the female red-blue-black (RBK). Their chick hatched on January 26.

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Cahow or Bermuda Petrel, Nonesuch Bermuda





These birds were believed to be extinct, but in 1951 very small number of breeding pairs was found. Since then the restoration effort proved rather successful. Despite some setbacks, currently the number of breeding pairs is estimated to be 120. They are very slow breeders, but they benefit from extraordinary care and protection. Environmental activists periodically examine the pair shown on camera. They nest in burrows; therefore we can observe only black and white view. They laid one egg (normal situation) on January 11, 2017. Incubation lasts 50 – 55 days. Hatching is expected the first week of March.

More information about the nest and the species can be found on the website of Cornell Lab of Ornithology
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/5 ... da_Cahows/

January 27, 2017

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Periodic examination, February 8, 2017.

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The male Bermuda Petrel organizes the nest after health check.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klgkCTP6qdU
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Here's a seabird you might enjoy watching: Atlantic Puffins. Their sweet faces make me want to watch the am, which I will continue to do.



May 22, 2017: Two Puffins take turns incubating their egg. Their burrow is located in Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Gulf of Maine.

$800,000 from the National Audubon Society supports Seabird Restoration Program activities in Maine

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http://explore.org/live-cams/player/puffin-burrow-cam

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May 26, 2017: Taking turns to incubate their precious eggs, one of the Puffins returns to the burrow. Puffins are monogamous, and the female lays only one egg. The egg is large compared to her body size. The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin

Egg laid: May 22, 2017
Incubation time: 39 – 45 days

More information on Atlantic Puffins here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_puffin

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http://explore.org/live-cams/player/puffin-burrow-cam

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Love the Puffins!!

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June 4, 2017: A very busy place with so many Atlantic puffins! Also a Black Guillemot seabird
with a clip of a burrow at the end of this video. No date for when she laid her two eggs.

Egg laid: May 22, 2017
Incubation time: 39 – 45 days

More information on Atlantic Puffins here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_puffin

More information on Black Guillemots here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_guillemot

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http://explore.org/live-cams/player/puffin-burrow-cam

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June 10, 2017: In the background you can hear a strange noise. No, it’s not a chainsaw trimming trees. Silent above ground, in breeding burrows the Atlantic puffin’s call is a deep “arrr-uh.” You can also hear the calls of other birds.

Egg laid: May 22, 2017
Incubation time: 39 – 45 days

More information on Atlantic Puffins here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_puffin

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:flirty: Avian moms are ever so patient! :flirty:

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July 1, 2017: A new baby puffin! He’s dry and fluffy and eager to look around, but mother gently puts him back under her wing to keep him warm.

Hatch date: July 1, 2017

Egg laid: May 22, 2017
Incubation time: 39 – 45 days

More information on Atlantic Puffins here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_puffin

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July 1, 2017: For several days this young crow has been visiting the bird feeder in my front yard. The platforms are filled with slices of apple, cherries, pumpkin seeds, bird seed, and suet. After being fed many times by adults, he finally figures it out.

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I saw the explore.org "daily dose of love" about the puffin chick. Adorable!

We have a baby crow at bird rehab and he squawks just like your little visitor. :loveheart: :loveheart:

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Gigi, I was very surprised at the sound they make. Reminded me of a chainsaw. They are silent when out of their burrows.



July 3, 2017: Mom takes a break and we get a good luck at her baby.

Hatch date: July 1, 2017

Egg laid: May 22, 2017
Incubation time: 39 – 45 days

More information on Atlantic Puffins here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_puffin

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July 7, 2017: Mom lets us see her baby. She's keeping him warm on this rainy day. Note how he begs for food from her bill.

Hatch date: July 1, 2017

Egg laid: May 22, 2017
Incubation time: 39 – 45 days

More information on Atlantic Puffins here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_puffin

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