Backson the 2013 CahowCam chick has returned to Nonsuch Island and has laid an egg!
January 30th 2019 | Nonsuch Island Translocation Colony B:
Whilst conducting routine nest checks today “Backson” the Cahow chick from the first CahowCam Season in 2013 was found in Translocation Colony B on Nonsuch Island. Jeremy actually found her egg first, in a nest in the same burrow that she occupied last year, not being incubated, and then found her in an empty burrow a few feet away. It is not necessarily a problem for an egg to be left on its own for up to several days at a time and in this case she was more than likely taking a break from incubating exploring the neighborhood and wasn’t able to get back to her burrow by sunrise. She was put back in the correct burrow after her health check and will be checked on again later in the week.
She was named by Junior Explorer Sophie Rouja prior to fledging in 2013 based on a Winnie The Pooh story in which a note from Christopher Robin saying he would be "back soon" was misread as "Backson". This is what happens when a five year old picks the name :) yet ultimately proved appropriate as Backson was indeed back soon!