"Wisdom" the Albatross Does it Again

If you didn’t already hear, “Wisdom,” the female Laysan Albatross on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, a bird who is at least 62 years old, is a mother again. Early on Sunday morning, 3 February, Wisdom’s most recent chick was observed in the nest, pecking its way out of the egg.
            You’ve probably heard about Wisdom and her chicks before. She was first banded in 1956, when she was incubating an egg in the same area of the refuge. She was at least five years old at the time.
For more on the blessed event, see here:

                                      Photo Credit: Pete Leary/ U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service                        
And here is a good interview from NPR’s “All Things Considered” for 6 February: