Dead Albatross on Karioitahi beach

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Dead Albatross on Karioitahi beach

Postby WillB » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:44 pm

Tonight I found a dead Albatross during my evening walk on karioitahi beach (near Waiuku). Photo attached.

Very sad to see a bird as amazing as this dead on the sand. It appeared to have been there for quite a short time when I found it.
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Re: Dead Albatross on Karioitahi beach

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:13 am

I wonder if seabirds off the west coast and in the Tasman Sea are impacted in any way by the huge smoke plume from the Australian bushfires?
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Re: Dead Albatross on Karioitahi beach

Postby WillB » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:51 pm

Any idea of the species?
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Re: Dead Albatross on Karioitahi beach

Postby Clinton9 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:43 pm

Wandering albatross, about 3 or 4 year old, race: Gibson's.

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