Thanks for the info, Dan. I had thought "Al" hadn't been around for a few
years. Might go up and have a look.
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Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 7:51 AM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] "Big Al" seen on 11-30-10 posting signature!!
This time I really remembered to add my sig!! sorry all!
Hi All. I noticed a request on another list regarding sightings of the
Laysan Albatross that winters (18th year?)at Pt. Arena, Mendocino co. The
bird was seen on 11-30-10 in the pm. I arrived at around 3pm and he was out
near the breakers at high tide. He preened a bit, then took off out to sea
at around 3:20pm. I spent the night in the area and returned to the pier
before sun up and Al was not present. I hung out till 1pm and he didn't
return. The locals say he flys in and out. I deduced that he really doesn't
have a pattern. So, be prepared, he may not cooperate!
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