Nest #1 status and archive, 2012-13

Male band #1050. He is 11 years old and raised his first successful nest when he was 5. Since then he has raised 3 nests of chicks at Cape Royds. When we arrived at the colony today, Nov 11 2012, he had built a nest and is waiting for a female to show up. Last year she arrive on Nov 12 and laid her first egg on Nov 19th. Let's see what happens this year. Their nest is on the flats in a group of about 15 other pairs and close to a large rock and was in our study last year. This pair has been named by Suzy Harper's class in Paris Texas. They are Jack and Jill Frost.

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First egg: Nov 21, 2012

Second egg: Nov 22, 2012

First chick: Dec 25, Second Chick: Dec 27, 2012

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The Corral Group Breeding pair #1 Male, band #1050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 11, Male is alone Nov 12, Male is alone Nov 13, Male is alone Nov 14, The female has arrived, we will look for eggs soon.

       
 Nov 15, Both adults, no eggs  Nov 16  Nov 17, Both adults, no eggs  Nov 18, Both adults, no eggs
   No picture today, BIG storm in the colony.  
  Nov 19, Both adults, no eggs  Nov 20, Both adults, no eggs  Nov 21, Both adults, first egg has been laid.  Nov 22, Both adults, second egg has been laid.
 
       
Nov 23, Both adults, 2 eggs. Nov 24, Both adults, 2 eggs. Nov 25, Male is here, 2 eggs. Nov 26, Male is here, 2 eggs.
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Nov 27, Jack is here, 2 eggs. Nov 28, Jack is here, 2 eggs. Nov 29, Jack is here, 2 eggs.  Nov 30, Jack is here, 2 eggs.
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 Dec 1, Jack is here, 2 eggs. Dec , Jack is here, 2 eggs. Dec 3, Jack is here, 2 eggs. Dec 4, Jack is here, 2 eggs.
       
Dec 5. Jill is back, 2 eggs. Dec 6. No Picture today Dec 7. Jill, 2 eggs. Dec 8. Jill , 2 eggs.
 
       
Dec 9. Jill , 2 eggs. Dec 10. Jill , 2 eggs. Dec 11. Jill , 2 eggs. Dec 12. Jill , 2 eggs.
       
Dec 13. Jill , 2 eggs. Dec 14. Jill , 2 eggs. Dec 15. Jill , 2 eggs. Dec 16. Jill , 2 eggs.
       
Dec 17. Jack is back, 2 eggs. Dec 18. Jack is here, 2 eggs. Dec 19. Jack is here, 2 eggs. Dec 20. Jack is here, 2 eggs.
       
Dec 21. Jack is here, 2 eggs. Dec 22. Jack and Jill are here, Jill is on the nest, 2 eggs. Dec 23. Jack is on the nest, 2 eggs. Dec 24. Jack is on the nest, 2 eggs.
       
Dec 25. Jill is on the nest, one chick has hatched. Her name is Rosie. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !. Dec 26. Jill is on the nest, Rosie is sleeping. Dec 27. Jack is on the nest, Rosie has a brother, Tim. HAPPY BIRHTDAY ! ! ! Dec 28. Jill is on the nest, Rosie and Tim are resting.
       
Dec 29. Jack is on the nest, Rosie and Tim are here Dec 30. Jack is on the nest, Rosie and Tim are here Dec 31. Jack is on the nest, Rosie and Tim are here Jan 1. No picture today. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
       
Jan. 2, Jack is on the nest, Rosie and Tim are here Jan. 3, Jill is on the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 4, Jack and Jill on the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 5, Jack is on the nest with Rosie and Tim.
       
Jan. 6, Jill is on the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 7, Jack is on the nest with Rosie and Tim Jan. 8, Jill is on the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 9, Jill is on the nest with Rosie and Tim.
       
Jan. 10, Jack is on the nest with Rosie and Tim Jan. 11, Jack is on the nest with Rosie and Tim Jan. 12, Jill is on the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 13, Jill is on the nest with Rosie and Tim.
       
Jan. 14, Jill is on the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 15, Jack is on the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 16, Jack is on the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 17, Jill is near the nest with Rosie and Tim.
       
Jan. 18, Jill is near the nest with Rosie and Tim. Jan. 19, No Picture. Huge Storm Jan. 20, Jill is on the nest with Rosie and Tim.