Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

A Black-browed Albatross visits Minsmere Nature Reserve on the United Kingdom’s North Sea coast

Minsmere is a nature reserve managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) on the United Kingdom’s North Sea coast in the County of Suffolk.

On 12 July a Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris was photographed swimming in one of the reserve’s freshwater pools before flying out to sea shortly thereafter (click here).  For more photos of the albatross and a birder's description of the sighting click here.


The Minsmere Black-browed Albatross in flight

The albatross may well be the same bird as seen on the German island of Heligoland a few days earlier (click here) – which is also assumed to be the same bird as seen there last year (click here).

Southern-hemisphere albatrosses cross into the North Atlantic from time to time (click here).

Read more on the Mismere bird here.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 18 July 2015

DMC Firewall is developed by Dean Marshall Consultancy Ltd