Friday, January 25, 2019

Bird of the Week #3 - Buller's Albatross

I know, almost unfathomably beautiful.... we were lucky enough to see them, as well as a further six Albatross species, on a long, gruelling, unforgettable pelagic out of Sydney, Australia back in August 2011 as part of our year-long birding and backpacking honeymoon.

According to the IUCN, they're near-threatened, with around 32,000 pairs, all confined to a cluster of islands off New Zealand. More from this trip here....

There'll be more to come from this memorable day over the coming months; it's good to have an excuse to delve back into photo folders, and then notebooks, and brings back some fine memories.