Young New Zealand albatross stretches her wings


This video from New Zealand says about itself:

Tiaki Stretches Wings, Shows Off Plumage On #RoyalCam | DOC | Cornell Lab – May 25, 2021

RoyalCam was set up in January 2016 by the Department of Conservation. For the 2019/2020 season we have collaborated with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. To learn more while watching, view the cam at here.

Royal Cam is a 24-hour live stream of a Northern Royal Albatross nest during the breeding season at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on the southeast tip of New Zealand’s South Island.

The season of 2019/2020 has seen the Royal Cam once again move up the hill. Now at Top Flat Track our new pair is OGK (banded Orange, Green, Black) a 21-year-old male and YRK (banded Yellow, Red, Black) and 25-year-old female. YRK laid the egg on 14 November 2019.

This season the live stream has partnered with Cornell Bird Lab. There are some new features including a trial of night vision and the ability to pan and zoom the camera at the ranger’s discretion.

Happy birthday, Siouxsie Sioux!


This 1982 music video from the Royal Albert Hall in London, England says about itself:

Siouxsie & The Banshees – Painted Bird – Live

Without Siouxsie Sioux and other women like Poly Styrene, the Slits etc. there would have been no punk today.

Today, 27 May, is Siouxsie’s birthday. A very happy birthday, thank you for everything!

It is still early, but Happy Halloween for everyone, with Siouxsie!

Siouxsie and the Banshees 1981 interview and photos here.

Another interview: here.

About Siouxsie and the Banshees, and other, lyrics: here.

Are Siouxsie and the Banshees a Goth band? Here.

Siouxsie and the Banshees music videos: here. More videos here.