KP400 is always one of the first albatross residents to return to Princeville, after several months of fattening up on all the ocean goodies, perhaps flying as far north as Alaska.
He was raised in the same neighborhood that he returns to every year. He fledged in 2003, then first returned in 2007. In 2009 he nested with K206, and they raised three chicks together. Sadly, his mate did not return in the 2013-2014 season, but he met another female, bluKP216, and they nested together the following two seasons.
In both seasons, this couple had a fertilized egg that did not result in a chick. Both of them incubated these eggs faithfully. Let us hope that this year they are able to raise a healthy young one. KP400 was a devoted father, and judging by his mate’s ready acceptance of incubation duties, she should be a superb mother.