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No I spoke way too soon.  I had no idea that it was that dire.  My apologies, my comment may have been taken out of context, as it was general and certainly not directed to you.  
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From:         Hilke Breder <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:       Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:55:33 
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Oldest breeding bird

A welcome update from Midway:
Update March 12: Both Welcome (the 60+ year old breeding female Laysan
Albatross) and the first US nest of Short-tailed Albatross are OK
Hilke Breder




Date sent:      	Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:27:20 -0400
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From:           	Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:        	Re: [VTBIRD] Oldest breeding bird
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There's no misinformation here that I can tell.  What are you referring to?

Adults can stay in the air for a long time, but I would have thought it
was obvious that eggs and chicks cannot.  And you may not be aware of
the speed at which tsunamis move.

Did you read the report from the on-site ornithologist at the colony?

Jane




On 3/14/2011 4:59 AM, Frank Boyle wrote:
> But the adults, famous for staying aloft for interminable amounts of time,
> will eventually return and breed once more.  That's what Albatross do!  I
>
> really hate it when the media and/or bloggers are misinformed on
> ornithological issues; this misinformation is then spread to the "general
>
> public"S
>
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> From:  Jane Stein<[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To:  Vermont Birds<[log in to unmask]>
> Date:  Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:40:18 -0500
> To:<[log in to unmask]>
> Subject:  Re: [VTBIRD] Oldest breeding bird
>
> I don't think I actually wanted to know that.
>
> Jane
>
>
> On 3/12/2011 3:35 PM, Hilke Breder wrote:
>>   It's unlikely that the Wisdom's chick, a Laysan albatross,  survived the
>
>> onslaught of the
>>   tsunami when it hit Midway. Much of the Black-footed Albatross colony seems
>> to have been
>>   wiped out. See:
>>
>> http://birdingblogs.com/2011/szimi/devastating-tsunami-claims-lives-of-humans-
>> and-birds
>>   Hilke Breder
>>   Brattleboro
>>
>>
>>   Date sent:          Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:11:51 -0500
>>   Send reply to:      Vermont Birds<[log in to unmask]>
>>   From:               Ruth Stewart<[log in to unmask]>
>>   Subject:            [VTBIRD] Oldest breeding bird
>>   To:                 [log in to unmask]
>>
>>   Thought you fellow VTBIRDers would be interested in this article.
>>
>>   Ruth Stewart
>>   e dorset
>>
>>
>>
>> http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/03/oldest-record
>> ed-wild-bird-
>>   bears-chick-wisdom-albatross-midway/1
>>
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