Albatross lookin’ for love in all the wrong places

You see, we lost the Ent Albatross wives. We lost them and cannot find them.”

A lovesick albatross has spent the last 40 years unsuccessfully looking for romance in Scotland, 8,000 miles away from his natural breeding grounds.

The lonely bird, dubbed Albert, is thought to have first arrived in Scotland after being blown off course in the South Atlantic in 1967.

For the past four decades he has been engaged in a futile attempt to woo gannets on several remote islands.

But experts said Albert had no prospect of finding a mate so far from home.

You know, Albert the Albatross isn’t the first creature to spend many lonely years in Scotland, unable to find a mate from within his own species. He just needs to discover the solution that other lovesick Scotsmen stumbled upon long ago. :)

(Hat tip: my dad.)

6 Responses to “Albatross lookin’ for love in all the wrong places”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why weren’t we all Kansans on Saturday?

  2. Alasdair says:

    Ewe just couldn’t resist, now, could you ?


  3. Joe Loy says:

    Dammit, Alasdair! You bleat me to it again. :> But Brendan, in contrast to what’s Reportedly :) been the case in your cited historical Precedents, one infers that the demure lady Gannets of the Firth of Forth & the Shetlands & Sula Sgeir & environs have been rather less than Accomodating towards poor Albert these Forty years gone by :) ~ all Heedless of how Lonely he’s wander’d mony a weary fit, sin’ auld lang syne. ;>

  4. Alasdair says:

    I wondered wether I had or not …

    You’re gonna have to just take it on the lamb, so to speak !

  5. Joe Loy says:

    Leanna says:

    This is a poignant story. Couldn’t they import a female for him?? Would the Falklands really miss one?

    Some things Nature can work out intra-species. When we (Joe, Brendan and I) looked for some rare type of plover on the beaches of Atlantic Canada, where we found them was in very small numbers around the edges of a large flock of some more common type of plover. Plover cover, kinda.

  6. Alasdair says:

    Anovver plover lover cover, actually !

    Rather than bringing Albert a hottie, would it not make more sense to take Albert down south to where the local albatross hotties hang out ?