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66 And Still Laying Eggs

Discussion in 'Non Parrot Media' started by DizzyBlue, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

  2. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Wow I didn't realise they could live that long!
     
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  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    This is Wisdom last year with her chick :)
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  4. K8

    K8 Regular Member

    Blimey they do live to a good old age! Good luck with hatching and raising your chicks Wisdom.
     
  5. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    Oooo thanks for posting....I have a real soft spot for Albatross ...

    One of my favourite piccies of them
     
  6. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    @dianaT they have up to an 11ft wing span and when they fledge they fly out to sea and apparently don't return to land for between 5 and 10 years, they reach sexual maturity at the age of 8 or 9 and its a till death do us part relationship a mate for life. They return to nest in the exact same spot each time laying one egg and always with the same partner they wait for each other :) If they loose their partner they wait for two to three years before looking for another.
    Totally amazing birds
     
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  7. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    This is Wisdoms partner and her together
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    His name is Akeakamai which is Hawaiian meaning "Love of Wisdom"
     
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  8. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    incubation period .... between 70 and 80 days :copas: that's a heck of a lot of sitting!
     
  9. Kerin

    Kerin Regular Member

    I love them too, it's lovely to know that Wisdom is doing so well and breeding so successfully at her age. It does make me wonder how long the average lifespan of these birds is though, and if she is maybe more typical than we previously knew? :)
     
  10. Shirley

    Shirley Regular Member

    They are adorable Tash , you mainly see them on wild life programs these days x

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  11. Lou

    Lou Regular Member

    wow that's wonderful I had no idea they lived so long blimey, good work Wisdom that's a fair amount of eggs in your lifetime!
     
  12. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    its so good to see an old lady of the sea still being young and attracting the fella's they are such a spectacular bird.
     
  13. Erika

    Erika Regular Member

    awww they were featured on the panet earth II but had no idea they had a life expectancy as long as they had
     
  14. Kim

    Kim Guest

    I saw them when I went whale watching in New Zealand. Didn't see a whale and got seasick but did see a couple of Albatrosses. Lovely majestic birds.
     
  15. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Has anybody heard if Wisdom has returned with her new mate yet?
    She has laid a couple of times in consecutive years just wondering if she has appeared yet or if she will be giving this year a miss?!
     
  16. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

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  17. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Heard some lovely news yesterday :emoji_revolving_hearts: thanks Jude @TomsMum

    The girl is back!! Wisdom is at home for the holidays and she's already got an egg :aaaaa: Apparently she's been home for a bit as Akeakamai her mate was parked on the nest on 13th December, but I suppose they have to make sure it's Wisdom he's with. Had something happened to her he may have had to find another mate since they pair for life and only choose another if their beloved dies. Anyway they have been home a while before anybody has spotted them, as long as both are back again all that counts.
    http://usfwspacific.tumblr.com/post/168787067605/wisdom-the-oldest-known-albatross-returns-to
     
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  18. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Brilliant isn’t it :aaaaa:
     
  19. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    As most of you have realised both Jude and myself are fans of Wisdom the Albatross and both of us follow her comings and goings and what's new at her nest site.
    We haven't up dated this thread for a while.
    Jude notified me in February that her chick for 2019 had hatched and was being reared by her and Akeakamai her chosen mate. I just came across a photo of this years chick with dad standing proud keeping an eye on little fluffy bum :) how sweet does this one look
    For those interested Akeakamai is Hawaiian and means Lover of Wisdom rather apt they names him this when he paired up with her.
    Although have to say that looks to be a bit of discarded rubbish in the nest on the right of the photo and a piece of some kind of twine to the left of the photo :( hope little one doesn't investigate it.
    https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2019/2/7/Albatross-Wisdom-is-a-new-mom-again
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  20. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Oooo she will be a minimum of 69 this year :yikes: