Nest #6 status and archive, 2011-12

Male band #0919. This is a very old bird, we estimate about 16 years. He has raised chicks many times, but not every year. This is not his usual nesting site. Maybe he will be lucky here with his mate, who is on the nest in front of him. They are on a slope at the edge of a very large breeding group. We hope his neighbors will help fend off the Skuas.

We have decided to name this pair after the characters in the Mr Popper's Penguins movie. This pair will be Nimrod (the male) and Bitey ( the female). Erin from Calif has named the first chick AJ.

First egg: Nov 16, 2011

Second egg: Maybe the 18th, was first seen on the 20th.

First chick: Dec 22, 2011 Second chick: Dec 24, 2011

 

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Breeding pair #6, The Rocks South nesting group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 12, Both adults, no eggs
Nov 13, Both adults, no eggs
Nov 14, Both adults, no eggs
Nov 15, Both adults, no eggs
 
Nov 16, The first egg
Nov 17, The male is on the nest, 1 egg
Nov 18, Nimrod is on the nest, 1 egg
Nov 19, Nimrod is on the nest, 1 egg
Nov 20, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs. Do not know for sure when the second one was laid.
Nov 21, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 22, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 23, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 24, Storm in the colony, no picture. We are tent-bound.
Nov 25, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 26, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 27, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 28, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 29, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 30, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 1, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 2, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs. Nimrod has been gone for just over two weeks. We hope he returns soon, otherwise we may begin to worry. There are many dangers in the Ross sea.
Dec 3, Nimrod has returned, there are two eggs.
Dec 4, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 5, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 6, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 7, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 8, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 9, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 10, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 11, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 12, No picture today, laundry day for the researchers Dec 13, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs.
 
Dec 14, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 15, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 16, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 17, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 18, Bitey is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 19, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 20, Bitey is on the nest, the first egg is starting to hatch. Dec 21, Bitey is on the nest, one egg is still hatching
Dec 22, Bitey is on the nest ,there is one chick and the second egg is hatching. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! Dec 23, Bitey is on the nest, there is one chick and one egg. Dec 24, Nimrod is here and the second egg has hatched. HAPPY BIRHTDAY ! ! Dec 25 ,Bitey is on the nest and there are two chicks.
Dec 26, Nimrod is on the nest, Bitey is nearby, there are two chicks. Dec 27, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two chicks. Dec 28, Bitey is on the nest, there are two chicks. Dec 29, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two chicks.
Dec 30, Bitey is on the nest, there are two chicks. Dec 31, Bitey is on the nest, Nimrod is standing nearby, there are two chicks. Jan 1, Happy New Year, no picture today. Jan 2, Bitey is on the nest, these two chicks are growing fast.
 
Jan 3, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two chicks. Jan 4, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two chicks. Jan 5, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two chicks. Jan 6, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two chicks.
Jan 7, Bitey is on the nest, there are two chicks. AJ is the one getting fed. Jan 8, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two chicks. AJ is the one in back Jan 9, Nimrod is on the nest, there are two chicks. AJ is the one on the right. Jan 10, Nimrod is on the nest, today these chicks are about 19 days old.
Jan 11, Nimrod is on the nest, there are 2 chicks Jan 12, Bitey is on the nest, there are 2 chicks Jan 13, Nimrod is on the nest, there are 2 chicks Jan 14, Nimrod is here today looking after these two chicks.
Jan 15, Bitey is here todaykeeping her eye on these two chicks. Jan 16, Nimrod is here today with two chicks. The last picture for the season. These are strong healthy chicks, and should make it through the winter. The chicks are about 25 days old today.