Nest #3 status and archive, 2012-13

Nov 12. This breeding pair will be new to our study. The banded bird is 6 years old, but we do not know if it's a male or a female. It is very difficult to tell the male penguins from female penguins. We must wait to see specific behavior before we know for sure. We will update this information if we see some. The bird has mated and built nests in the past and last year there were two eggs, but neither one hatched. Their nest is high on a rocky ridge where it is very windy, we wish them luck and will watch them everyday. Niki Schaefer's and Ms Horn's classes at Scott Elementary School in Mascoutah, IL have named this pair. The banded bird is Colby and the un-banded bird is Popper. .

Dec 7, The nest has failed. There are no eggs and both adults have left. We are very sad at this development, but will add another nest to our study. See our new Nest #9. We do not know what happened.

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First egg: Nov 18, 2012

Second egg: Around Nov 19.

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Banded bird #4393 The Rockridge breeding group, up high over the ocean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 12, Both adults are here, no eggs. Nov 13, Both adults are here, no eggs. Nov 14, Both adults are here, no eggs. Nov 15, Both adults are here, no eggs.
       
Nov 16, Nov 17, Both adults, no eggs. Nov 18, One egg, maybe two, we are calling this one the male. Nov 19,The female, two eggs.
No picture today, BIG storm in the colony.
       
Nov 20,The female, two eggs. Nov 21,The female, two eggs. Nov 22,The female, two eggs. Nov 23,The female, two eggs.
       
Nov 24,The female, two eggs. Nov 25, Popper, two eggs. Nov 26, Popper, two eggs. Nov 27, Popper, two eggs.
penguin on a nest penguin nest penguin nest nesting penguin
       
Nov 28, Popper, two eggs. Nov 29, Popper, two eggs. Nov 30, Colby is back, two eggs. Dec 1, Colby, two eggs.
nesting penguin penguin nest
       
Dec 2, Colby, two eggs. Dec 3, Colby, two eggs. Dec 4, Popper, two eggs. Dec 5, Popper and Colby, only one egg.
       
Dec 7, This nest has failed. There are no eggs and both adults have left. This adult is neither Popper or Colby. We are very sad at this development, but will add another nest to our study. See our new Nest #9. We do not know what happened.