62 year old Albatross hatches a chick

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

  1. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Crowing

    3,430
    789
    346
    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    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


    Quote: [​IMG]
    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

    73,475
    46,552
    1,407
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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 Premium Member

    30,144
    8,842
    707
    May 11, 2010
    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

    17,913
    4,659
    481
    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    With all of the hazards that are out there, just that she has lived this long is incredible.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013

  5. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster

    1,850
    239
    206
    Sep 19, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Amazing, great share! [​IMG]
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    My sentiments exactly! [​IMG]
     
  7. Poinsettia

    Poinsettia Chirping

    160
    4
    83
    Dec 8, 2012
    What a sweet story!


    Thanks for sharing.


    Acts 2:38
    www.sfaw.org
     

  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    25,575
    117
    421
    Sep 25, 2007
    Michigan
    Holy cow. I simply....cannot believe it! Amazing!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by