Here is a special "how to draw Albie" page I drew for the RSPB Wild Explorer magazine.
Take up pen and paper.
There once was an albie from Leith, Who thought he had plenty to eat, But his health eroded 'till his stomach exploded For plastic digests not like meat.
I hear Albatrosses can spend up to ten years without setting a webbed foot on land. Can you imagine living so long without touching anything stable and firm? And when they come to land they do it for one reason only. Yes, you guessed it.
So today we got 1000 likes on our Facebook Albatrosses page, this might seem unimportant, but just imagine 1000 people smiling at an albatrosses cartoon. That's a thousand smiles. I like that. So I made this drawing for you and if, by chance you'd like to have a 1000 Albatrosses iPhone cover or something like that. Check out our store here.
And keep on smiling
There once was a bloody big Albatross
who struggled to get the idea across
that the great big blue sea
is a nice place to be,
But with garbage it's thick just like applesauce.
Yes, that's right, I've rhymed Albatross with Applesauce. That's how my mind works and I'm not ashamed to say so.
I hear that a Black-browed Albatross has been sighted in Heligoland on the 19th of April 2015. Just like last year in May. Remember? I wonder if it's the same bird...
You can read more about this here in this excelent article by Felix Timmermann
It is a well known fact that Albatrosses are master flyers. Less well known is the fact that they are close to useless on land.
That might explain why they spend so little time there.
Did you know that Albatrosses and other wildlife die from plastic in their food chain? Plastic Food kills and it's not as if those animals had the healthy food option we arguably do.
You can learn more about this on the Plastic Pollution Coalition website.
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So, this is a real news item I am exited about: A Black-browed Albatross was sighted near Skagen in Denmark on the 25/26th of May, and then in Heligoland in the last week of May and into June. There is more about this on the ACAP Website here..
Maybe one day I'll see my first Albatross here in Portugal...