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By: Pat B (offline) on Wednesday, February 05 2014 @ 10:45 AM EST (Read 33144 times)  
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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This is a rare chance to see an Albatross chick raised.
The parent is called: Kaluahine andthe chick is Kaloakulua

The chat and comments seem to be through Twitter
@AlbatrossCam pic.twitter.com/bWXy0aRHuA
You can tweet your comments to - @AlbatrossCam

Link to The web Cam

The chick was hatched Jan 27th 2014 - they got the cam in place just in time - as the pipping started.

Albatross chicks are fed with a diet of almost exclusively stomach oil from the adult female for its first few daysó watch this highlight as the fluffy youngster gets its first meal on Monday 28th.





Be aware that Hawaii time is - UTC/GMT -10 hours



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By: Pat B (offline) on Wednesday, February 05 2014 @ 11:18 AM EST  
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About the Laysan Albatross

One of the most marvelous sights in the Pacific ocean is the graceful glide of a Laysan Albatross at play among the winds and waves. These expert soarers can travel hundreds of miles per day with barely a wingbeat. They nest on islands of the tropical Pacific, but they may head out to Japan, the Aleutian Islands, or California to feed. Laysan Albatrosses are numerous, though they face threats from longline fishing, plastic trash in the ocean, and predation by dogs, rats, and cats.

Laysan Albatrosses are pelagic birds of the open Pacific Ocean. Your best bet for finding one off the continental United States is to take a pelagic birding trip from the West Coast. Note that you are more likely to see Black-footed Albatrosses, but Laysan Albatrosses are fairly regularly seen as well. If you are in Hawaii, there are breeding populations on Oahu and Kauai where you can see the birds from land if you visit in the appropriate months (roughly November to July).

Click on the title for more details - many photos - and map.



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By: Pat B (offline) on Wednesday, February 05 2014 @ 11:19 AM EST  
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Feb 2nd
Zoomer gets a good close up
Do you see the long white eyelashes? Grin
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By: sassyk (offline) on Wednesday, February 05 2014 @ 02:18 PM EST  
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Pat many thanks for setting up this thread for me Left thumb up

The chick's name is Kaloakulua and is very cute Smile When you click on the link to the live streaming video, there is a box at the bottom that you can click on here for Laysan Albatross FAQ and there is a lot of very interesting info. I've recorded a few videos that I will upload to my YouTube channel soon and I have lots of s'caps as well. Local nest time is on the bottom left of the s'cap.

Feb. 1st - don't know which adult this is but it kept lifting up as Kaloakulua was squirming underneath it.Click on image to download

Feb. 1st - Adult snoozing.
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Feb. 1 - Kaloakulua yawning.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Wednesday, February 05 2014 @ 02:24 PM EST  
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A few s'caps from Feb. 2nd. Kaloakulua was peeking out from under the adult's tail feathers.
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Closeup of adult trying to snooze.
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By: elle (offline) on Wednesday, February 05 2014 @ 02:30 PM EST  
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Thanks Pat! These are incredible birds. Ian and I saw them when we were in Kauai last year at this time. They will be fun to watch.


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By: Pat B (offline) on Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 06:19 PM EST  
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Feb 6th
What lovely markings she has
Little one was in view - until I took the scap!!
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By: Gabi (offline) on Friday, February 07 2014 @ 01:32 PM EST  
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Hi Albatros-Friends

What a very beautiful thread you have brought to us. Thank you so much Bravo

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