Nest #5 status and archive, 2011-12

The banded female #4481 is only 4 years old. She was sighted in the colony as a 2 and 3 year old, but this is her first attempt at a nest. She arrived at this nest on Nov 19th. You can see how clean she is in the picture below which means she has not be laying in the mud like the rest of the penguins. The male is greeting her and she did not waste any time in moving in. Their nest is next to Nest #4 and in the Rocks N section of the colony. Should be a secure nesting site. This young pair has been named Sheleg (female) and Chilly (male) by Ms. Rapp's class from Chicago Illinois..

First egg: Nov 22, 2011

Second and Third egg: Nov 24 or 25

Nov 30, One egg is gone, it must have rolled out. Dec 24, Another egg is lost, it must have rolled out as well. We only have one egg left.

Only chick: Jan 2, 2012

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Breeding pair #5 Nest is in the Rocks N group. They are just below Nest #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 21, Both adults are there, no eggs yet Nov 22 , Male is on the nest and there is one egg. The female is nearby. Nov 23, Both adults are near the nest there is one egg. Nov 24, Storm in the colony, no picture. We are tent-bound.
Nov 25, Male is on the nest, we hope there are two eggs, but today we can not see them. Nov 26, The male is on the nest and there are THREE eggs. This is unusual, and rarely do all three hatch. Nov 27, The male is on the nest and there are three eggs. Nov 28, The male is on the nest and there are three eggs.
Nov 29, The male is on the nest and there are three eggs. Nov 30, The male is on the nest and there are TWO eggs. It is difficult for penguins to nest three eggs, there is only space for two eggs in the brood patch. One egg must have rolled out. Dec 1, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 2, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs.
Dec 3, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 4, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 5, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 6, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs.
Dec 7, Sheleg is back ! ! It has been a long time. She is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 8, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 9, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 10, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs.
Dec 11, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 12, No picture today, laundry day for the researchers Dec 13, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 14, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs.
 
Dec 15, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 16, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 17, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 18, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs.
Dec 19, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 20, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 21, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 22, Sheleg is on the nest and there are two eggs.
Dec 23, Chilly is on the nest and there are two eggs. Dec 24, Chilly is on the nest and there is only one egg. This is so sad. One must have rolled out. Dec 25, Sheleg is on the nest and there is only one egg. Dec 26, Sheleg is on the nest and there is one egg.
Dec 27, Chilly is on the nest and there is one egg. Dec 28, Chilly is on the nest and there is one egg. Dec 29, Sheleg is on the nest and there is one egg. Dec 30, Sheleg is on the nest and there is one egg.
Dec 31, Chilly is on the nest and there is one egg. Jan 1, Happy New Year, no picture today. Jan 2, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! ! The chick has finally hatched. Chilly is on the nest. Jan 3, Sheleg is on the nest, there is one chick.
 
Jan 4, Chilly is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 5, Sheleg is on the nest, there is one chick. Chilly is nearby. Jan 6, Chilly is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 7, Sheleg is on the nest, there is one chick.
Jan 8, Chilly is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 9, Sheleg is on the nest, there is one cute chick. Jan 10, Chilly is on the nest, this chick is 8 days old today. Jan 11, Sheleg is on the nest, there is one chick.
Jan 12, Sheleg is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 13, Sheleg is on the nest, there is one chick. Jan 14, Sheleg is on the nest and one chick. Jan 15, Chilly is on the nest and one chick.
Jan 16, Sheleg is on the nest with one chick.The last picture for the season. These is strong healthy chick, but young and we hope it makes it through the winter. The chick is 2 weeks old today.