14 August 2013

On this day (August 14th)..............

Black Footed Albatross

August 14th 2010.

A Black Footed Albatross off Tomakomai 3 years ago today. This was my first pelagic trip and it was a very successful one.....................6 additions to my Japan list and 5 lifers. This was my first ever albatross (we also saw Laysan) and it was pretty exciting, they were even tame and approached the boat for some squid handouts..................

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8 comments:

  1. Hi Stuart Wonderful shot. I have only been on 1 pelagic trip and they brought albatross on to the boat to measure etc. very exciting.

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    1. Hi Margaret, I agree, pelagics are great and well worth the expense/discomfort................

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  2. A very cool picture. I'm yet to see an albatross. I'd love to as they're about the most handsome os sea birds.

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    1. You can see them from various ferries on the Pacific side of Japan..............

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  3. It seems odd to see such a brown albatross - have only seen white - grey species. Pelagics are a great experience.

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    1. I think this is the only brown one. We don't ghet too may species of albatross up north..............

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  4. Splendid... this would be a Life Tick for me...

    I agree that pelagics can be fantastic...

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    1. Hi John, I've heard they are quite easy to see from commercial ferries off Japan...........

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