Nest #1 status and archive, 2011-12

Male band #1050. He is 10 years old and raised his first successful nest when he was 5. Since then he has raised 2 nests of chicks at Cape Royds. When we arrived at the colony he had built his nest and was waiting for a female to show up. She arrived on Nov 12. Their nest is on the flats in a group of about 15 other pairs and close to a large rock.

We have decided to name this pair after the characters in the Mr. Popper's Penguins movie based on the classic story. Our female will be Loudy and are male will be Stinky.

 

First egg: Nov 19, 2011

Second egg: NOv 21, 2011

First chick, Dec 23, 2011

Second chick: Dec 25, 2011, died on Dec 29

 

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The Corral Group Breeding pair #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 12, Male is alone Nov 13, Female arrives and is on the nest. Nov 14, Both adults are near the nest, no eggs yet. Nov 15, Both adults are near the nest, no eggs yet.

Nov 16, Both adults are near the nest, no eggs yet. Nov 17, Both adults are near the nest, no eggs yet. Nov 18, Both adults are near the nest, no eggs yet. Nov 19, Loudy has laid an egg, I was starting to get worried. Stinky is near by.
Nov 20, Both Loudy and Stinky are near the nest, one egg. Nov 21, Loudy has laid the second egg and Stinky is on the nest keeping them warm. Nov 22, Loudy and Stinky are near the nest. Loudy is living up to her name. There are two eggs. Nov 23, Stinky is on the nest, there are two.
Nov 24, Storm in the colony, no picture. We are tent-bound. Nov 25, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Nov 26, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Nov 27, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 28, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Nov 29, Loudy has returned, there are two eggs Nov 30, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs Dec 1 , Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs
Dec 2, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 3, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 4, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 5, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 6, Stinky is back and on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 7, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 8, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 9, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 10, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 11, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 12, No picture today, laundry day for the researchers Dec 13, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs.
 
Dec 14, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs Dec 15, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs Dec 16, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 17, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 18, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 19, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 20, Stinky is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 21, Loudy is on the nest, Stinky is nearby, there are two eggs.
Dec 22, Loudy is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 23, Stinky is on the nest and we have one chick. HAPPY BIRHTDAY ! ! Dec 24, Loudy is on the nest and there is one chick and one egg. Dec 25, Loudy is on the nest and we have two chicks. HAPPY BIRHTDAY ! !
Dec 26, Stinky is on the nest, but Loudy is nearby and there are two chicks. Dec 27, Loudy is on the nest, there are two chicks. vDec 28, Stinky is on the nest, there are two chicks. The second one is still very small and in the brood patch. Dec 29, Stinky is on the nest and Loudy is close by. There is only one chick left, the other was not growing and has died. It is sad.
vDec 30, Stinky is on the nest, there is one chick. vDec 31, Stinky is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 1, Happy New Year, no picture today. vJan 2, Loudy is on the nest, there is one chick.
 
Jan 3, Stinky is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 4, Stinky is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 5, Loudy is on the nest, there is one chick. Stinky is nearby. Jan 6, Stinky is on the nest, there is one chick.
Jan 7, Stinky is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 8, Loudy is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 9, Stinky is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 10, Loudy is on the nest, this chick is 16 days old today.
Jan 11, Loudy is on the nest, one chick

Jan 12, Stinky is on the nest and the one chick is growing fast.

Jan 13, Stinky and one chick. Jan 14, Loudy and one chick.
 Jan 15, Loudy and one chick.  Jan 16, Loudy and one chick. The last picture for the season. This is a strong healthy chick and hope he makes it through the winter. The chick is 22 days old today