Nest #7 status and archive, 2011-12

Female band #3891. She is 8 years old and has rasied chicks in the past. Last year she successfully raised two healthy chicks. Their nest is close to a small rock face and surrounded by other breeding penguins. This is a good site. These birds have been named by the suggestions from two different classes, Ms. Falvey and Ms. Schaefer. The male is Spirit and the female is Juliet. Ms Falvey's calss is in Kingston, Massachusetts, Ms Schaefer's class is in Mascoutah, IL. Mrs Ramsey's class in Scott City Kansas has named the chick Jacki-Scott. There wil only be one chick in this nest, the second egg has been lost.

First egg: Nov 18, 2011

Second egg: Nov 19, 2011

First chick: Dec 26, 2011

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The Hilton Breeding Group Breeding pair #7,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 12, Both adults are on the nest, no eggs.
Nov 13, Both adults are on the nest, no eggs.
Nov 14, Both adults are on the nest, no eggs.
Nov 15, Both adults are on the nest, no eggs.
Nov 16, Both adults are on the nest, no eggs.
Nov 17, Both adults are near the nest, no eggs.
Nov 18, Both adults are near the nest, there is one egg, YEAH !, we were starting to worry.
Nov 19. Female on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 20, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 21, Female on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 22, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 23, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 24, Storm in the colony, no picture. We are tent-bound.
Nov 25, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 26, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 27, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 28, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 29, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 30, Male on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 1, Spirit is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 2, Juliet is back and on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 3, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 4, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 5, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 6, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 7, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 8, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 9, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 10, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 11, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 12, No picture today, laundry day for the researchers Dec 13, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs.
 
Dec 14, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 15, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 16, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 17, Spirit is back, it has been over 2 weeks. Juliet will now get some food.
Dec 18, Spirit is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 19, Spirit is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 20, Spirit is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 21, Spirit is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 22, Juliet is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 23, Spirit is on the nest, there are 2 eggs. Dec 24, Spirit is on the nest, there are 2 eggs. Dec 25, Juliet is back on the nest and there are two eggs.
Dec 26, Juliet is on the nest, there is one chick and one egg. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! ! Dec 27,The parents are doing a change over. Juliet was on the nest and Spirit came in from feeding. It's now Juliets turn to go eat and Spirit is taking over the nest. I was there at the moment of the exchange. It all takes a few seconds. Dec 28, Juliet is on the nest, there is one chick and one egg. Dec 29, Spirit is on the nest, there is one chick and one egg. This chick has been named Jacki by Mrs Ramsey's class in Kansas.
Dec 30, Spirit is on the nest, there is one chick and one egg. Dec 31, Spirit is on the nest, there is one chick and one egg. Jan 1, Happy New Year, no picture today. Jan 2, Juliet is on the nest and Jacki is the only chick this nest will have, the egg is lost.
 
Jan 3, Spirit is on the nest and Jacki-Scott is asleep. Jan 4, Spirit is on the nest , Jacki-Scott is keeping warm. Jan 5, Spirit is on the nest , Jacki-Scott is dry.. Jan 6, Spirit is on the nest , Jacki-Scott is there too..
Jan 7, Juliet is taking over the nest from Spirit so he can go feed himself and bring food for Jacki-Scott. Jan 8, Spirit is on the nest and Jacki-Scott needs to brush her feathers. Jan 9, Juliet is on the nest and Jacki-Scott is getting breakfast. Jan 10, Juliet and Spirit are near the nest , Jacki-Scott is 15 days old today.
Jan 11, Spirit is on the nest and Jacki-Scott is sleeping Jan 12, Spirit is on the nest and Jacki-Scott is sleeping Jan 13, Spirit is on the nest and Jacki-Scott is starting to explore her surroundings. Jan 14, Juuliet is near the nest keeping an eye on Jacki-Scott who have moved away a bit. When she is hungry, she will come back.
Jan 15, Juliet and Jacki-Scott are here today. Jan 16, Juliet and Jacki-Scott are here today.The last picture for the season. This is a strong healthy chick we hope it makes it through the winter. The chick is 3 weeks old today.