Nest #8 status and archive, 2012-13

Banded female #2851. Female #2851, 11 years old. This pair was in our study last year. Students in Mrs. Lorraine Leo's classes in Jackson School in Newton, Massachusetts named the female Penny. Students in Mr. Mikhail Timonin's class in Tarkanovo Secondary School in the Republic of Mordovia, Russia named the male Vasya. The female has not raised chicks every year, but successfully raised 2 chicks the last two years. 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.. Last year the first egg was laid on Nov 13th. Let's see what happens this year.

Dec 6. Penny and Vasya are gone and so are both the eggs. We do not know what happened. Skuas probably did not get this nest, so it may have been some fighting among the neighbors that caused the eggs to roll out. We are very sad.

To see the pictures of this pair's family last year go HERE.

First egg: Nov 17th.

Second egg: We saw it for the first time on Nov 23. It was probably laid about the 19th.

First chick:

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The Rocks South nesting group Breeding pair #8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nov 11, Both male and female, no eggs  Nov 12, Both male and female, no eggs  Nov 13, Both male and female, no eggs  Nov 14, Both male and female, no eggs
     
  Nov 15, Both adults, no eggs   Nov 16,   Nov 17, Both adults, one egg.   Nov 18, Male, one egg.
No picture today, BIG storm in the colony.
       
Nov 19, Male, one egg. Nov 20, Male, one egg. Nov 21, Male, one egg. Nov 22, Male, one egg.
       
Nov 23, Vasya is on the nest, two eggs. Nov 24, Vasya is here, two eggs. Nov 25, Vasya is here, two eggs. Nov 26, Vasya is here, two eggs.
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Nov 27, Vasya is here, two eggs. Nov 28, Vasya is here, two eggs. Nov 29, Penny is here, two eggs. Nov 30 Penny and Vasya are here, two eggs.
penguin penguin penguin nest
Dec 1, Penny and Vasya are here, two eggs. Dec 2, Penny is on the nest, Vasya is standing by, two eggs. Dec 3, Penny and Vasya, two eggs. Dec 4, Penny is on the nest, Vasya is standing by, two eggs.
Dec 5, Penny is on the nest, Vasya is standing by, two eggs. Dec 6, This nest has been lost. We do not know what happened, but both eggs and the adults are gone. This is very sad. Dec 10, Penny is here, no eggs. Dec 21, Penny is here and that is probably Vasya. They have come back, but there will be no nest this year.
       
Dec 26, Penny is here and that is probably Vasya. They are still by the nest. Jan 9 , Penny is here and alone. I have been checking the nest and this is the first I have seen her since Dec.