Nest #1 Status and Archives, 2013-2014

Male band #4697 this is a 7 year old male who has been breeding at Cape Royds for a few years. His nest is near the entrance to the colony for most of the penguins. It is a small breeding group, I call them the Exit group. We do not know when the eggs were laid this year as we arrived very late inthe season. W e will watch carefully to see when the chicks hatch and then we will have a good idea when they were laid. When we first observed this nest there were 2 eggs ( Nov 30).

The male's name is Deandre and the female's name is NIkki. These penguins were named by Kristen Bert's class in Washington DC.

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We do not know when the eggs were laid this year as we arrived very late inthe season. W e will watch carefully to see when the chicks hatch and then we will have a good idea when they were laid.

First chick: Dec 27, 2013

Second Chick: Dec 28, 2013

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Banded male #4697 The Exit group

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 30, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 1, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 2, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 3, Deandre, 2 eggs
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Dec 4, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 5, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 6, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 7, Deandre, 2 eggs
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Dec 8, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 9, Deandre and NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 10,NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 11, NIkki, 2 eggs
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Dec 12, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 13, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 14, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 15, NIkki, 2 eggs
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Dec 16, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 17, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 18, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 19, Deandre, 2 eggs
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Dec 20, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 21, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 22, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 23, NIkki, 2 eggs
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Dec 24, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 25, Deandre, 2 eggs Dec 26, NIkki, 2 eggs Dec 27, NIkki and Deandre are here, one egg has hatched and the other is getting ready to. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! !
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Dec 28, Deandre is here, the other egg has hatched . HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! Dec 29, Deandre, 2 chicks. Dec 30, NIkki, 2 chicks Dec 31, NIkki, 2 chicks
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Jan 1, Deandre, 2 chicks Jan 2, NIkki, 2 chicks Jan 3, Deandre, 2 chicks Jan 4, NIkki, 2 chicks
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Jan 5, Deandre, 2 chicks Jan 6, NIkki, 2 chicks Jan 7, Deandre, 2 chicks Jan 8, NIkki, 2 chicks
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Jan 9, Nikki, 2 chicks Jan 10, Deandre, 2 chicks Jan 11, Deandre, 2 chicks Jan 12, Deandre, 2 chicks
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Jan 13, Nikki, 2 chicks Jan 14, Deandre, 2 chicks. Our chicks have joined a creche. This chick is one of ours in the group. Jan 15, Deandre, 2 chicks Jan 16, Nikki, is near the nest, our chicks are in this creche
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Jan 17, Deandre, 2 chicks      
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