Nest #9 status and archive, 2012-13

Dec 7. Female #4311, 6 years old. First attempt at a nest was last season, but she did not raise a chick. This year the eggs were first seen Nov 25th. We hope this nest will be successful in raising chicks this year. They are in the Lakeshore group and on the flats without many large rocks to protect them from Skuas. Let's wish them luck.

Dec 29, The first chick has hatched. This chick is named Willow by Suzanne Tefs class in Willows , Calif. The second chick has hatched as well and is named Artie, also by Ms Tefs class.

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First egg: About Nov 25, 2012 Second egg: About Nov 25.

First chick: Dec 29, 2012,

Second chick: Jan 1, 2013

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Banded bird #4311, female The Lakeshore breeding group, near Pony Lake. Look for our banded pair in this picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 7, The male, 2 eggs Dec 8, The male, 2 eggs Dec 9, The male, 2 eggs Dec 10, Maddie Marie, 2 eggs
       
Dec 11, Maddie Marie, 2 eggs Dec 12, Mitya, 2 eggs Dec 13, Mitya, 2 eggs Dec 14, Mitya, 2 eggs
       
Dec 15, Maddie Marie, 2 eggs Dec 16, Maddie Marie, 2 eggs Dec 17, Maddie Marie, 2 eggs Dec 18, Maddie Marie, 2 eggs
       
Dec 19, Mitya is back, 2 eggs Dec 20, Mitya is here, 2 eggs Dec 21, Mitya is here, 2 eggs Dec 22, Maddie Marie is here, 2 eggs
       
Dec 23, Maddie Marie is here, 2 eggs Dec 24, Mitya is here, 2 eggs Dec 25, Maddie Marie is here, 2 eggs Dec 26, Mitya is here, 2 eggs
       
Dec 27, Mitya is here, 2 eggs Dec 28, Maddie Marie is here, 2 eggs, but one is hatching, we will have a birthday tomorrow. Dec 28, Mitya is here, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! The first chick has hatched. Her name is WIllow. Dec 30, Mitya is here with Willow.
       
Dec 31, Mitya is here with Willow.  Jan 1. No picture today. HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Jan 2, Maddie Marie is here with Willow and Artie. Artie must have hatched on New Years Day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !  Jan 3 , Mitya is here with Willow and Artie
 
       
Jan 4 , Mitya is here with Willow and Artie Jan 5 , Maddie Marie is here with Willow and Artie Jan 6 , Mitya is here with Willow and Artie Jan 7 , Mitya is here with Willow and Artie
       
Jan 8 , Maddie Marie is here with Willow and Artie Jan 9 , Mitya is here with Willow and Artie Jan 10 , Maddie Marie is here with Willow and Artie Jan 11 , Maddie Marie is here with Willow and Artie
       
Jan 12, Maddie Marie is here with Willow and Artie. Jan 13, Mitya is here with Willow and Artie. Willow is eating. Jan 14, Maddie Marie is here with Willow and Artie. Jan 15, Mitya is here with Willow and Artie.
       
Jan 16, Mitya is here with Willow and Artie. Jan 17, Mitya is here with Willow and Artie. Jan 18, Mitya is nearby. Willow and Artie have joined some larger chicks in the group. Jan 20, Maddie Marie is nearby. Willow and Artie are on the nest by themselves.