He mates for life and June third makes thirty-nine years. He's still hanging around the nest. The female is quite a frumphy old thing and tends to hang with the horses and dogs at the farm. The pair have been observed picking on each other, with a touch of playfulness.
It has been recorded, this pair has been together almost a half-century and have produced only two chicks, we do know they have mated at least twice.
This rare photo pictures them in the beginning....
Happy Anniversary, hubby, thanks for putting up with me.
I love you!
May we have a hundred more!