In reply to Sandra :
This from DOC's Royal Albatross Centre's Facebook page;
'The ranger searched the headland but it appears OGK has flown out to sea again. We will continue remotely monitoring the colony and OGK’s condition when he next returns. We are hoping OGK’s leg injury may be superficial. It is not unheard of for leg injuries to mend naturally on their own. We have no way of knowing how he has become injured while he was flying at sea over the last four weeks. Albatross chicks rely on both parents to feed them. If parents are absent for several weeks DOC rangers would normally monitor the chick’s weight and supplementary feed it if necessary to ensure they are consuming enough food.'
Good news. OGK's leg seems much better- still limping a bit but able to feed his chick after 7 days away
In reply to Korky:
Thanks Korky for the Albatross links.
It made me think about a story of an Albatross in Scotland, we spoke about it on the forum many years ago.
Below is a link to the story - which is fascinating.
NO ROMANCE FOR LOVE SICK ALBATROSS
Some of us got quite attached to Albert
EJ's Photo Thread Balgavies Loch Ospreys 2020
In reply to MaryGK:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Korky said:That's a lovely if sad story Mary. Well done you for still having/finding the link!! I've become quite attached to the albatross. They have an amazing lifestyle/lifespan. I also like webcams that sustain me through the winter when the ospreys aren't in the UK.
Yes Korky they are amazing birds to watch, there are so many webcams to watch wildlife on there isn't enough hours in the day. I like watching the Cornell cams at Ithica and Ontario during the winter, so many colourful birds on those cams. The Bermuda petrels is another one which is interesting too.
Another topic of conversation from the forum in the past, was the Snowy Owls on Shetland. I am getting quite nostalgic now aren't I LOL....
Before I go, can you imagine seeing this at your window those wings are incredible.....
I hope the link works.
After a supplemental feeding earlier in the week, the young albatross chick was fed multiple times by both parents, including a triple-dose from her father OGK!
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