Nest #6 status and archive, 2012-13

Male band #0919. This is a very old bird, we estimate about 17 years. He has raised chicks many times, but not every year. This pair was in our study last year and raised 2 strong chicks. They have built thier nest in the exact same spot as last year and are on a slope at the edge of a very large breeding group. We hope his neighbors will help fend off the Skuas. His first egg was laid on Nov 16th last year, let's see what happens this yearThis pair has been named Squirt (the male) and Sprinkles (the female) by Jennifer Ersler's class at Grayslake MS, Grayslake, IL. The first chick has been named Balou by Reinhard Max's class in Germany.

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This pair was in our study last year. You can compare what happens for them this year with last season HERE.

First egg: Nov 17, 2012

Second egg: Nov 20, 2012

First chick: Dec 22, Second chick:

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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
Nov 17, Both adults, one egg.
Nov 18, Both adults, one egg (maybe two)
Nov 19, Both adults, one egg (maybe two)
No picture today, BIG storm in the colony.
       
Nov 20, Both adults, two eggs Nov 21, Female, two eggs Nov 22, Female, two eggs Nov 23, Female, two eggs
       
Nov 24, Female, two eggs Nov 25, Female, two eggs Nov 26, Sprinkles is here, two eggs Nov 27, Sprinkles is here, two eggs
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Nov 28, Sprinkles is here, two eggs Nov 29, Squirt is here, two eggs Nov 30, Squirt is here, two eggs Dec 1, Squirt is here, two eggs
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Dec 2, Squirt is here, two eggs Dec 3, Squirt is here, two eggs Dec 4, Squirt is here, two eggs Dec 5, Squirt and Sprinkles are here, two eggs
       
Dec 6, No Picture Today Dec 7, Sprinkles is here, two eggs Dec 8, Sprinkles, two eggs Dec 9, Sprinkles, two eggs
 
       
Dec 10, Sprinkles, two eggs Dec 11, Sprinkles, two eggs Dec 12, Squirt, two eggs Dec 13, Squirt, two eggs
       
Dec 14, Squirt, two eggs Dec 15, Squirt, two eggs Dec 16, Squirt, two eggs Dec 17, Sprinkles, two eggs
       
Dec 18, Sprinkles, two eggs Dec 19, Sprinkles and Squirt are here, Squirt is on the eggs Dec 20, Squirt is on 2 eggs. Dec 21, Squirt is on 2 eggs.
       
Dec 22, Sprinkles is here and one egg is hatching. Happy Birthday ! ! ! Dec 23, Squirt is here with one beautiful chick named Balou. Dec 24, Sprinkles is here with one beautiful chick named Balou. Dec 25, Sprinkles is here with Balou.
       
Dec 26, Squirt is here with Balou. Dec 27, Squirt is here with Balou. Dec 28, Squirt is here with Balou. Dec 29, Sprinkles is here with Balou.
       
Dec 30, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Dec 31, Squirt is here with Balou. Jan 1. No picture today. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Jan 2, Sprinkles is here with Balou. I believe the second egg has rolled out of the nest and is gone.
 
       
Jan 3, Squirt is here with Balou. Jan 4, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Jan 5, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Jan 6, Squirt is here with Balou.
       
Jan 7, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Jan 8, Squirt is here with Balou. Jan 9, Squirt is here with Balou. Jan 10, Sprinkles is here with Balou.
       
Jan 11, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Jan 12, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Jan 13, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Jan 14, Squirt is here with Balou.
       
Jan 15, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Jan 16, Sprinkles is here with Balou. Jan 17, Squirt is here with Balou. Jan 18, Squirt is here with Balou.
       
Jan 19. No picture today, huge storm Jan 20, Sprinkles is here with Balou.