#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
Local Biological Siblings: #448
Breeding Status: Unpaired
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!! Since his release in 2015 he has formed a very close friendship with resident dominant male, 566. You rarely see one without the other, and they often cuddle and preen together.