The burrow on Nonsuch Island is opened for a health check of the 6 day old Bermuda Petrel chick by Jeremy Madeiros the Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer. After a feeding from the adult male last night, the chick looks healthy and is gaining weight.
After a scare from a prospecting Cahow on March 6th, the chick was fed by the female parent on March 7th and the male in the early hours of March 8th and is now up to 83 grams from 72 grams the day before.
Watch a video REPLAY below, which is the first in a series that will be broadcast LIVE via the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Network. In this test our Team's focus was the logistics and networking required for live-streaming using solar power and wireless internet from a remote island through to the Cornell Campus. Future episodes will have much higher production and video quality. Educators should CONTACT US and SUBSCRIBE to our Newsletter for more information.