Nest # 10 status and archive, 2014-15

This banded female is 7 years old and is in the Centerfield breeding group near the cliffs. She and her mate are near the edge of the group but have several birds around them to help fend off the Skuas. She has raised chicks the last two years in the same area. The male has been named Waddles by the children in Judy Barrere's class at Holy Family School in Kirkland, WA. The female will be called Happy Feet and was named by Ms Refern's and Monica Heath's 3rd graders at Nikiski Elementary School in North Star, Alaska. Dec 16. The first chick has hatched and been named by Kyle Runfola's students in Rm 16, Stamford, CT. His name is Austin Dec 17, the second chick has hatched and named Flippy also by Mr Runfola's class.

We sighted the first egg on Nov 18, 2014

First chick: Dec 16, second chick Dec 17. Their names are Austin and Flippy.

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Banded bird # 4872, Female  
Waddles and Happy Feet The Centerfield breeding group near the cliffs
 
Nov 8 Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 19
Waddles and Happy Feet,, no eggs Waddles and Happy Feet,, no eggs Waddles, 2 eggs, Happy Feet has returned to the ocean to feed. Waddles and 2 eggs, opps who took THIS picture?
 
Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23
penguin on a nest
Waddles, with 2 eggs, Happy Feet is still out looking for food. Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs. Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs. Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27
Antarctic snow storm penguin on a nest penguin on a nest penguin on a nest
Today we are tent-bound and will not go outside. Horizontal snow, 40mph winds and zero visibility. Brrrrrr. Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs. Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs. Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1
penguin on a nest
Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5
Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs Waddles on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9
Happy Feet is on the nest and Waddles is bringing more rocks. 2 eggs Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13
Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17
Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs Happy Feet is on the nest, 2 eggs. Looks like one is peeping. Happy Feet is on the nest, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! ! . 1 egg has hatched, his name is Austin. Happy Feet is on the nest, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! ! . the second egg has hatched, his name is Flippy.
 
Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21
Waddles is back on the nest and has brought food for Austin. Happy Feet is on the nest, Flippy and Austin are sleeping. Waddles is on the nest, 2 chicks Waddles is on the nest, Flippy and Austin are awake and probably hungry.
 
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25
Happy Feet is on the nest, Flippy and Austin are keeping warm. Waddles is on the nest, Flippy and Austin are looking for food. Waddlesis on the nest, Flippy and Austin are keeping warm. Waddlesis on the nest, Flippy and Austin are keeping warm.
 
Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29

 

Happy Holidays

No picture Today

 

  Waddles is on the nest, Austin is here and we can't see Flippy. Waddles is on the nest, Austin is here and we still can't see Flippy Happy Feet is back. Flippy and Austin are here, but Flippy is so much smaller, we hope he makes it.
 
Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2015 Jan 2, 2015
Happy Feet is here with Flippy and Austin Waddles is here with Flippy and Austin Waddles is here with Flippy and Austin Happy Feet is here with Flippy and Austin
 
Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6
Happy Feet is here with Flippy and Austin Waddles is here with Flippy and Austin Happy Feet is here with Flippy and Austin Happy Feet is here with Flippy and Austin
       
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10
Waddles is here with Flippy and Austin Waddles is here with Flippy and Austin. We can now see how much smaller Flippy is than Austin, this makes us worried Happy Feet is here with Flippy and Austin. Flippy is under Austin keeping warm. Happy Feet is here with Flippy and Austin. Flippy is very small, we are worried.
       
Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14
Austin and Flippy, we are worried Flippy is not getting fed. Both parents are out looking for food. Austin is here with some big chicks his age. We do not see Flippy, both parents are gone. Flippy, is gone, he was too small and was not eating well. Austin is getting stronger and we hope he begins to molt in a few days. Happy Feet is here today Austin is getting bigger and managed to stay dry in the storms.. Happy Feet is here today
 
Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18
Austin has been kept dry in the snowstorm. Happy Feet is here. Austin has started to molt, Waddles is here. Austin is drying out from the snow. Both parents are here. Our last picture of Austin. good luck Austin !
       
The Adelie penguin breeding season for us is over. We have packed our tents and headed home. Please join us next year as we select 10 new families to follow.