|This was Pip last Friday....pipping his/her way out of the egg|
Another monk seal survey today would let me find 2 seals, 2 turtles and a look at our new albatross chicks. While at the albatross nesting site I chatted with my friend Carl. He was the first to see Sid's (last years albatross chick) sibling last friday. I told Carl he should name that chick since he was the first to observe the little ball of fuzz. So he did and I can announce the chick will be called Cheerio!!! Is that not the greatest name!! I watched the 2 pairs for a long period of time today, Pip's parent was very accommodating and allowed me several shots of the 3 day old chick, even let me observe a feeding session. Cheerios parent wasn't so cooperative....only a quick glimpse before the adult plopped down on the chick--no picture.
So enjoy todays photos--I'll be back out there Friday.
|the adult would chatter at the egg and would try and speed up the hatching process.|
this photo was taken last friday
|Air, air I need air!!!|
|little grey fuzz ball|
|hey, I'm hungry|
|if you look very closely, there is a gold colored liquid string hanging from the adult--|
that's a protein packed lunch for this little one.
|Sorry... viewing hours for Cheerio are over, you'll have to come back on Friday!!|