Niau, the star of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology live-streaming camera, fledged on Monday morning, July 6. After a very energetic week of hopping, wing-flapping and preening, she was prepared. Fortunately for us, the moment was captured by the diligent homeowner.
The above video shows clips taken during the one hundred and fifty-six days from Niau’s hatch to the day of her first flight. It was created by Susan Dierker, author of Albatross of Kauaʻi: The Story of Kaloakulua. http://albatrossofkauai.com/
The gorgeous music “Fly Baby Fly” was written and performed by Diane Dandeneau.
Many thanks for her permission.