#711 “Big Gulp”
Hatch Location & Date: World Center for Birds of Prey 5/20/2013
Release Date: 10/14/2015 (San Simeon)
Parents: #51 and #47
This bird stood out in his pre-release cohort because of his entertaining feeding style. Big Gulp 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 he formed a very close friendship with resident dominant male, 566. You rarely saw one without the other, and they often cuddled and preened together. In 2019 they joined forces and paired with Pinnacles Condor #725 to form a nesting trio. In 2019, they raised their first chick #1004, who unfortunately died in the Dolan Fire.