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I’ll admit I’ve let this blog go for a long time due to both my health issues and what I assumed to be a lack of interest in it.  But I’ll try to get back into updating it at least once a week since it seems to have gained followers since I left.  Also because I enjoy doing the research on the different birds.

Northern Fulmar

Species: Fulmaris glacialis
19 inches
Wingspan: 42 inches
About: The Northern Fulmar is a highly abundant sea bird found primarily in subartic regions of the north Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  When they are threatened by an enemy or handled by a person they discharge a foul-smelling oil from their stomach by spitting.  They tend to follow fishing vessels closely to take advantage of the refuse.

Black-browed Albatross

Species: Thalassarche melanophrys
32-37 inches
Wingspan: 88-95 inches
About: The Black-browed Albatross is common bird in the open sea in the southern oceans, but rarely crosses the Equator into the North Atlantic.  It is the most widespread and well known member of the Albatross family.

Yellow Nosed Albatross

Species: Thalassarche chlororhynchos
28-32 inches
Wingspan: 70-81 inches
About: The Yellow Nosed Albatross is a large sea bird of the Albatross family.  Generally it is found out at sea but on rare occasions they may be seen closer to shore and even inland.  It’s light gray head and black and yellow bill make it easily identifiable.