This bird stood out in his pre-release cohort because of his entertaining feeding style. Big Gulp (711) enjoys eating large bites of partially defrosted food, often gulping down slushy bits of meat. He is 24/7 entertainment - Oh thank heaven for 711! Starting from the time he was released in 2015, Big Gulp (711) formed a very close friendship with resident dominant male, Mike's Bird (566). We rarely saw one without the other and they often cuddled and preened together. In 2019, they joined forces and paired with Pinnacles National Park Condor 725 to form a nesting trio. In 2019, they raised their first chick, 1004, who unfortunately died in the Dolan Fire of 2020.