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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Suicidal petrels

I've come to both love and hate the petrels as of late.  The chicks in their burrows are incredibly cute, though the omnipresent holes restrict all cross country travel to prevent twisted ankles & crushed chicks.  
Baby petrel out in the open
The parents are few and far between during the day, and only make their island appearance at night.  At night they make quite a nuisance of themselves by flying directly into any light source.  This has predicated the use of black-out drapes over the windows at night and has taught me to not wear a headlamp.

Adult in for the evening

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