It's nice to be back on Midway, after my 2 weeks working in Honolulu. The big news is that Wisdom has another chick. For those who don't know who Wisdom is, she's the oldest known wild bird, and is at least 63 years old, banded as an adult in 1956. She still looking about the same as always.
The Short-tailed albatross chick is old enough to be left on its own now. The parents don't leave for long when the chick is young, so they are feeding it frequently. It has been very cool, windy, and a bit rainy for the past month or so, so the other albatross parents are aren't leaving them alone much yet.
This is Wisdom and her chick. You can see a bit of Wisdom's red leg band on her right leg.