WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Even though it's far out in the Pacific, even far out there from the main Hawaiian Islands, it's still cool to know that the first Laysan albatross chick of the season has hatched on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
As seen on the Laysan Albatross Cam, the hatch was completed hatching on the morning of Jan. 28.
The chick stretched and greeted the world as its dad preened and seemed to be very proud (video below and here).
The female was away feeding at sea -- where these birds spend most of their lives. Two more eggs were ready to produce chicks.
Over the next few days, one of the parents will constantly brood the chick, keeping it warm under his or her feathers. It will be fed on dense stomach oil and partially digested food regurgitated from the parent’s belly.
Keep watching the cam here to follow the chicks' progress.