Nest #8 status and archive, 2011-12

Banded female #2851. This female is 10 years old and first started breeding when she was only 4, young for a penguin. She has not raised chicks every year, but successfully raised 2 last year. We hope she can do the same this year. Their nest is on a slope and they are surrounded by many other penguins. This should be a secure place to raise chicks. The class of Ms. Lorraine Leo, from Jackson school in the Boston area, has selected names for this pair. They are Penny for the female and Vasya for the male. Vasya was named by the students in their partner school: Mikhail Timonin's class in Tarkhanovo Secondary School in the Republic of Mordovia (Russia). Dec 25. Mrs Leo's class has named one chick Tux, and Mikhail Timonin's class has named the other one Vasilisa. They are growing fast and getting fat, this is good.

First egg: Nov 13, 2011

Second egg: Nov 15, 2011

First chick: Nov 17, 2011 (34 days) Second chick: Dec 19, 2011

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The Rocks South nesting group Breeding pair #8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 12 Both adults, no eggs Nov 13 Both adults, one egg Nov 14, Both adults, one egg Nov 15, Both adults, two egg
 
Nov 16, The male, two eggs Nov 17, The male, two eggs Nov 18,The male, two eggs Nov 19, The male, two eggs
Nov 20, The male, two eggs Nov 21,The male, two eggs Nov 22, The female is on the nest, but the male is standing behind her. There are two eggs. Nov 23, Male is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Nov 24, Storm in the colony, no picture. We are tent-bound. Nov 25, The female is on the nest, there are two eggs. Nov 26, The female is on the nest, there are two eggs. Nov 27, The male is back, there are two eggs.
Nov 28, The male is back, there are two eggs. Nov 29, The female is back, there are two eggs. Nov 30, The female is back, there are two eggs. Dec 1, Penny is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 2, Penny is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 3, Vasya is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 4, Vasya is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 5, Vasya is on the nest, there are two eggs.
Dec 6, Vasya is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 7, Penny is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 8, Penny is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 9, Vasya is on the nest, but Penny is standing nearby fixing the rocks. There are two eggs.
Dec 10, Vasya is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 11, Vasya is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 12, No picture today, laundry day for the researchers. Dec 13, Penny is on the nest, there are two eggs.
 
Dec 14, Vasya is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 15, Vasya is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 16, Penny is on the nest, there are two eggs. Dec 17, Vasya is back and we have our first chick. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! !
Dec 18, Penny is on the nest, Vasya is nearby, there is one chick and one egg. Dec 19, Vasya is on the nest, there are 2 chicks HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!. Dec 20, Penny is back with food, there are two chicks Dec 21, Vasya is back with food, there are two chicks
Dec 22, Vasya is on the nest, there are two chicks Dec 23, Vasya is on the nest, there are two chicks Dec 24, Penny is on the nest, there are two chicks, named Tux and Vasilisa. Dec 25, Penny is on the nest,Tux and Vasilisa are both growing fast.
Dec 26, Vasya is on the nest, there are two chicks Dec 27, Vasya is on the nest, there are two chicks Dec 28, Penny is on the nest, both Tux and Vasilisa are here. Dec 29, Penny is on the nest, there are two chicks
Dec 30, Vasya is on the nest, there are two chicks Dec 31, No picture today. Jan 1, Happy New Year, no picture today. Jan 2, Penny is on the nest and both Tux and Vasilisa are healthy big chicks.
   
Jan 3, Penny is on the nest, both Tux and Vasilisa are here. Jan 4, Penny is on the nest and there are two chicks. Jan 5, Penny is on the nest and there are two chicks. Jan 6, Penny is on the nest and Tux and Vasilisa are too big for the nest.
Jan 7, Vasya is on the nest, there are two chicks. I think this one is Tux Jan 8, Penny is on the nest and Tux and Vasilisa are both here. Tux is the one in back Jan 9, Penny is on the nest and Tux and Vasilisa are both here. Jan 10, Penny is near the nest and these chicks are about 23 days old today.
Jan 11, Penny is on the nest and Vasilisa is here. Tux is wandering and if he gets too far, Penny will call him back. Jan 12, Vasya is near the nest and both chicks are here. Jan 13, Penny and both chicks are near the nest. Jan 14,Penny is here and these chicks are all over theplace. Penny needs to keep her eyes on both of them
Jan 15, Penny and both chicks are near the nest. Jan 16, Vasya and both chicks are near the nest. The last picture for the season. Tux and Vasilisa are strong healthy chicks, and should make it through the winter. The chicks are about 29 days old today.