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[Mendobirds] Laysan Albatross

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  • Chet ogan
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2005
      --- Bob Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...> wrote:

      > To: "Mendobirds" <mendobirds@yahoogroups.com>
      > From: "Bob Keiffer" <rjkeiffer@...>
      > Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 21:56:27 -0800
      > Subject: [Mendobirds] Laysan Albatross
      > 30-November-2005 - Grace Steuer reported to me that
      > a surfer told her that "Al", the Laysan Albatross
      > that has frequented Point Arena Cove during the last
      > dozen winters, returned several days ago. Grace
      > personally saw the bird today to confirm. I
      > repeat this every year, but Point Arena Cove from
      > now through probably Late February provides THE BEST
      > CHANCE of seeing a Laysan Albatross with your feet
      > planted on firm ground (not in a boat on a pelagic
      > trip) of anywhere in the 48 states or probably North
      > America.
      > In past winters, based upon reports and personal
      > experience, one has about a 50% chance of seeing it
      > in the cove on any day. Arrival and loafing time
      > for the bird in the cove varies ...sometimes being
      > there first thing in the morning, other times
      > arriving in the morning, mid-day, or late afternoon.
      > If you plan on viewing this bird plan on walking
      > out on the dock several times during the day to
      > increase your chances of seeing it. Some days it
      > apparently does NOT come into the cove.
      > Good Luck, Bob Keiffer
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > removed]
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