Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30
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Blissard on the nest Blissard on the nest Blissard on the nest. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4
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Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8
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Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
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Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16
No Picture Today
  Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
Blissard on the nest, 2 eggs. Blissard on the nest, 2 eggs. Blissard on the nest, 2 eggs. Blissard on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24
Blissard on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowball is on the nest Blissard is nearby, 2 eggs. Blissard on the nest, 1 egg is peeping, there will be a chick tomorrow Snowball is on the nest, and both chicks have hatched. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! Their names are Happy Feet and McDonogh.
 
Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
Merry Christmas, no picture today
  Blissard on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are staying cozy Snowball on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are staying cozy Blissard on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are growing.
 
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2016 Happy New Year
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Snowball on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are staying cozy. Blissard on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are sleeping. Snowball on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are looking around. Blissard on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are growing.
 
Jan 2 Jan 3-4 Jan 5 Jan 6
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Both parents are on the nest, ,Happy Feet and McDonogh are sleeping.   Snowball on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are trying to stay dry. Blissard on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are growing.
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10-12
penguin chicks penguin chicks, Adelie penguins, antarctic penguins Storms, no pictures.
Snowball on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are looking around. Blissard on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are sleeping. Snowball on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are ready for food.  
 
Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16
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Blissard on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are growing. Snowball on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are awake. Blissard on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are hungry Snowball on the nest, Happy Feet and McDonogh are awake.
 
Jan 17 Jan 18    
penguin chicks penguin chicks This concludes our Nest Check for the 2015-16 Adelie Penguin Breeding season at Cape Royds. Join us Nov 2016 for another year of raising chicks.  
Happy Feet and McDonogh are awake and with their friends Happy Feet and McDonogh are awake trying to stay dry after the storm.    

 

 

 

Nest #1 Status and Archives, 2015-2016

Nov 27, 2015. This male is banded #1050, has raised chicks the last three years and been in our study before. He has made a strong nest near the same spot as the last two years and we belive he has the same mate. When we arrived this year the eggs were already laid. He is 13 years old, hatched in 2001 and returned to Cape Royds in 2003 as a 2 year old. Follow along as he raises his family. He has been named Blissard and his mate is Snowball by the 5th grade students in Amy Adkins class, in Oak View, West Virginia.

Dec 24 Both chicks have hatcehd. Their names are McDonogh by the students in Ms Irving's class at McDonogh School, Baltimore MD, and Happy Feet by the students in Sandra Sullivan's class,Fall River Schools, MA.

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Nov 27 The Corral breeding group
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Male #1050, sitting on eggs and waiting for the female Nesting location of this penguin family, in a group called the Corral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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