Brown Booby couple


Brown Booby couple, originally uploaded by anthonli.

It’s been a while since I’d posted. My father recently passed away so everything took a back seat…

I disturbed this courting couple while scrambling along the cliffs by Lily Beach on Christmas Island.

Brown Boobies build their nests along the rocky cliffs, as opposed to the White and Abbot Boobies who build theirs on the trees. The parents take turns to go out to fish, while the other stay behind to look after the chick until it is old enough to take care of itself.

At times, I would wonder… what would happen if the parent out at sea met with an accident and does not return? How long will the other parent wait…

Advertisements
Categories: Christmas Island, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: