Today out at the headland was a good day for the albatrosses. A southerly blew in, along with lashings of rain
and unlike summer-holiday seeking people, albatrosses enjoy blustery, cold, wet conditions. They get together and have a party to celebrate.
They show off their impressive 3 metre wing-spans. (That's 10 feet for those dealing in imperial measurements.)
I have named this albatross Scruffy on account of a loose wing feather. Scruffy is one of the juvenile birds hanging out on the headland this summer. Here we see Scruffy partaking in a little sky calling.
I think that in the end maybe the thing I like most about albatrosses are their big, flat, pink feet. I like the way they keep an albatross humble, because no matter how majestic you look in the air, you're never going to fully pull it off with feet that look like spatulas.