Nest # 2 status and archive, 2012-13

Male band #4235. This male is 6 years old, has built nests and paired with a female in the past, but never raised chicks. We hope they will be successful this year. They are in a nesting colony on flat ground without any protective rocks around them, but here are about 20 nesting pairs so they may be able to fend off the Skuas.

First egg: Nov 17 ( both eggs were first seen on Nov 17th, they may have been laid on the 15th or 16th)

Second egg: Nov 17

First chick, Dec 17, 2012

Second chick, Dec 19, 2012

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Breeding pair #2dd The The Home Ranch breeding group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 12, Male and female, no eggs. Nov 13, Male and female, no eggs. Nov 14, Male and female, no eggs. Nov 15, Male and female, no eggs.
       
Nov 16 Nov 17, Both adults, 2 eggs Nov 18, Two beautiful eggs, the female is here. Nov 19, Two eggs, the female is on the nest.
No picture today, BIG storm in the colony.
       
Nov 20, Two eggs, the male is on the nest. Nov 21, Two eggs, the male is on the nest. Nov 22, Two eggs, the male is on the nest. Nov 23, Two eggs, the male is on the nest.
       
Nov 24, Two eggs, male is here. Nov 25, Two eggs, J.J. is here. Nov 26, Two eggs, J.J. is here. Nov 27, Two eggs, J.J. is here.
penguin on a nest penguin nest penguin egg
       
Nov 28, Two eggs, J.J. is here. Nov 29, Two eggs, J.J. is here. Nov 30, Two eggs, J.J. is here. Dec 1, Two eggs, J.J. is here.
nesting penguin penguin nest
       
Dec. 2, Skipper has returned and is on the nest, 2 eggs Dec. 3, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 4, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 5, Skipper is here, 2 eggs
       
Dec. 6. No Picture Today Dec. 7, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 8, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 9, Skipper is here, 2 eggs
 
       
Dec. 10, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 11, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 12, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 13, Skipper is here, 2 eggs
       
Dec. 14, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 15, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 16, Skipper is here, 2 eggs Dec. 17, Happy Birthday ! ! ! one chick has hatched. J.J. is here.
       
Dec. 18, Skipper is here, 1 egg, 1 chick Dec. 19, Happy Birthday ! ! ! second chick has hatched. J.J. is here. Dec. 20, ! J.J. is here with 2 chicks, Richard and David. Dec. 21, ! Skipper. is here and feeding Richard and David.
       
Dec. 22, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Dec. 23, J.J. is here with Richard and David. Dec. 24, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Dec. 25, Skipper is here with Richard and David.
       
Dec. 26, J.J. is here with Richard and David Dec. 27, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Dec. 28, J.J. is here with Richard and David. Dec. 29, J.J. is here with Richard and David.
       
Dec. 30, J.J. is here with Richard and David. Dec. 31, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Jan 1. No picture today. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Jan 2 , Skipper is here with Richard and David.
 
       
Jan 3, J.J. is here with Richard and David. Jan 4, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Jan 5, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Jan 6, Skipper is here with Richard and David.
       
Jan 7, J.J. is here and Richard is begging for food. Jan 8, Skipper is here and David is having a bad hair day. Jan 9, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Jan 10, Skipper and J.J. are here with Richard and David.
       
Jan 11, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Jan 12, Richard and David are on their own, both parents are out looking for food for these growing chicks. Jan 13, Richard and David are on their own, both parents are out looking for food for these growing chicks. Jan 14, Skipper is here with Richard and David. Notice there is no longer a nest. The chicks are stying close to the area, but all the rocks are gone.
       
Jan 15, Skipper is nearby with Richard and David. The chicks are stying close to other chicks for warmth, it is very windy today. Jan 16, Richard and David are near the nest but alone as both parents are out foraging for food. Jan 17, Richard and David are near the nest and Skipper is close by. Jan 18, Richard and David are near the nest Skipper is here today.
       
Jan 19, No picture today, huge storm. Jan 20, Richard and David are near the nest Skipper is here today.