Albatrosses in Island Bay, Wellington

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Michael Szabo
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Albatrosses in Island Bay, Wellington

Postby Michael Szabo » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:07 pm

At least 10 albatross followed a local fishing boat as it approached Island Bay in Wellington at 9am this morning. One Southern Royal Albatross and two White-capped Albatross followed the boat into the bay itself. Here are links to some photos:

White-capped Albatross x 2 on the water: https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5EAC7CB5

Southern Royal Albatross (ventral view): https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5E9EE691

Southern Royal Albatross (dorsal view): https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5EA2EFFB

Southern Royal Albatross (side view): https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5E92C4D4

White-capped Albatross (dorsal view): https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5EA09CCA
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Re: Albatrosses in Island Bay, Wellington

Postby Michael Szabo » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:05 am

What looked to be the same individual Southern Royal Albatross was flying around this morning to the east of the island at 7am, further offshore to the south-east.
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