Big Red Breeding
A really rare and wonderful thing happened today. Mary wrote me email to tell me that one of our past chicks, Wacker’s 2008 female Big Red has been confirmed as the adult female at a nest in Michigan! Honestly, we almost never hear about a chick again after it’s fledged and moved on, so this really made me feel great. You can find the story at Jackson Citizen Patriot’s columnist Brad Flory’s blog The Bradosphere.
Big Red and her as yet unidentified mate are currently brooding 3 eggs. Brad’s column notes that the building has even installed a web cam! You can see that here: Big Red’s Nest Cam.
Wow, it’ll be so cool to have Wacker chicks in Michigan! Good luck, Big Red!