Nest #7 status and archive, 2012-13

 

This is a rare find. Two banded birds that have mated. They were a pair last year, but failed to raise a chick. The female #3943 is 8 years old and did raise chicks two years ago with another male. The Male #4856 is 5 years old and if they raise chicks this year, it will be his first. They are in a colony in a small valley on a slope. Their nest is near the center, a good location for protection against the Skuas. This pair has been named by children in Europe that are following our project. The Vonsild School in Denmark has named the female Mary and the chick Pingo. A class in Spain has named the male Pocholo.

Dec 6. Pocholo has been on the nest for 3 weeks without food or water and Mary did not return. He has left the nest to feed. The Skuas took the egg, the other penguins took the rocks for their nests. Mary has now returned, but to a different nest. We will continue to follow her and her new mate.

First egg: Nov 20, 2012

Second egg: We do not know when Mary laid her second egg. It is in a different nest.

First chick:

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Breding pair #7 Mary and Pocholo. The Valley breeding group, can you see both bands?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 14, Both banded adults are here, no eggs yet!
Nov 15, Both banded adults are here, no eggs yet!
Nov 16,
Nov 17,Both banded adults are here, no eggs yet!

 No picture today, BIG storm in the colony.

 

       
 Nov 18, Both banded adults are here, no eggs yet!   Nov 19, Mary is here, no eggs yet!  Nov 20, Pocholo is here, one egg, maybe two.   Nov 21, Pocholo is here, one egg.
       
 Nov 22, Pocholo is here, one egg.  Nov 23, Pocholo is here, one egg.  Nov 24, Pocholo is here, one egg.  Nov 25, Pocholo is here, one egg.
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 Nov 26, Pocholo is here, one egg.  Nov 27, Pocholo is here, one egg.  Nov 28, Pocholo is here, one egg.  Nov 29, Pocholo is here, one egg.
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  Nov 30, Pocholo is here, one egg.   Dec 1, Pocholo is here, one egg.   Dec 2, Pocholo is here, one egg.   Dec 3, Pocholo is here, one egg.
       
  Dec 4, Pocholo is here, one egg.   Dec 5 , Pocholo is here, one egg.   Dec 6, Pocholo is gone and the egg has been taken by the Skuas. He could no longer wait for Mary to come back. He has been on the nest for 3 weeks without food or water and needed to go feed.   Dec 7, Mary has been spotted on another nest. She must have moved over to another mate to lay her second egg and then dissappeared. She has returned to this nest. There is one egg. We will continue to follow her.
       
  Dec 8, Mary is here, one egg.   Dec 9, Mary is here, one egg. Dec 10, Mary is here, one egg. Dec 11, Mary is here, one egg.
       
Dec 12, Mary is here, one egg. Dec 13, Mary is here, one egg. Dec 14, Mary is here, one egg. Dec 15, Pocholo II is here, one egg.
       
Dec 16, Pocholo II is here, one egg. Dec 17, Pocholo II is here, one egg. Dec 18, Mary is here, one egg. Dec 19, Mary is here, one egg.
       
Dec 20, Mary is here, one egg. Dec 21 Mary is here, one egg. Dec 22, Mary is here, one egg. Dec 23, Mary is here, one egg.
       
Dec 24, Pocholo II is here, the egg is hatching ! ! ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dec 25, Pocholo II is here, and one beautiful newly hatched chick. Dec 26, Mary is here, and one beautiful chick. Dec 27, Mary is here, and one beautiful chick.
       
Dec 28, Pocholo II is here, and one beautiful chick. Dec 29, Mary is here, and one beautiful chick. The chicks name is Pingo. Dec 30, Mary is here, Pingo must be sleeping. Dec 31, Pocholo II is here, Pingo is staying warm.
       
Jan 1. No picture today. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Jan 2. Mary is here, Pingo is sleeping. Jan 3. Pocholo II is here with Pingo. Jan 4. Mary is here with Pingo.
 
       
Jan 5. Pocholo II is here with Pingo Jan 6. Pocholo II is here with Pingo Jan 7. Mary is here,Pingo is sleeping. Jan 8. Pocholo II is here, Pingo is sleeping, again!
       
Jan 9. Pocholo II is here, Pingo is sleeping, again! Jan 10. Pocholo II is here, Pingo is still sleeping. Jan 11. Mary is here, Pingo is up! Jan 12. Mary is here, Pingo is asleep again.
       
Jan 13. Pocholo II is here, Pingo is sleeping. Jan 14. Pocholo II is here, Pingo has just eaten. Jan 15. Mary is here with Pingo Jan 16. Pocholo II is here with Pingo
       
Jan 17. Jan 18. Mary is here with the Pingo. Jan 19. No picture today, huge storm Jan 18. Pocholo II is here and Pingo is starting to molt.
No picture today of this family