Some shots of the amazing daily spectacle of frigatebirds leaving and gathering to roost. I made a count of 5,000, with an estimate of 10% being Christmas Island Frigatebirds. See how many you can spot in the pics above – I’ll be writing more on frigatebird id in the next post.
Another video is here . One odd thing is that the birds were virtually entirely silent (and least when overhead).
I decided that no species of frigatebird should be called “Magnificent Frigatebird” – they’re all magnificent! In fact, a frigatebird in flight is a definition of magnificent!