62 year old Albatross hatches a chick

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Gargoyle, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    She is described as awesome. And wonderful. And maybe a little weird. She is the world’s oldest known living wild bird at age 62, and she produced a healthy chick that hatched Sunday.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...6a68a6-6fc5-11e2-8b8d-e0b59a1b8e2a_story.html


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    Photo by Pete Leary/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Wisdom (left) attempts to nudge her mate off the nest for her turn at incubating the couple's egg. She’s 62; the male is presumed to be much younger.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's amaing that she has lived that long, and she is still producing viable eggs. Can you imagine the millions of miles that she has flown? Mind boggling!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    The places she has been, the things she has seen over the the last 62 years. I'm in awe.
     
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    With all of the hazards that are out there, just that she has lived this long is incredible.
     
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  5. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing, great share! [​IMG]
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    My sentiments exactly! [​IMG]
     
  7. Poinsettia

    Poinsettia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a sweet story!


    Thanks for sharing.


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  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy cow. I simply....cannot believe it! Amazing!
     

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