25 Mar 2018

Albatross Update: March 2018

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Albatross Update: March 2018

13 Albatross Chicks are currently doing well, unfortunately one died recently due to unknown reason. We still have 4 Albatross Chicks nesting on view of the Observatory that we can see on our tours.

14 chicks were sexed, there are 9 Females and 4 male and 1 unknown. Chicks are currently weighing between 3 – 5 kgs.

Pest Count:

  • Cats x 2
  • Rats x 4
  • Rabbits x 9
  • Mice x 4
  • Stoats x 10
  • Ferret x 1

Here’s an overview of the 2018 breeding season:

  • 33 eggs laid
  • 16 chicks hatched
  • 13 chicks remaining
  • The chicks are now 40 to 51 days old and all have spent time alone.

 

 

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