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

We sighted the first egg on Nov 18, 2014

First chick: Dec 16

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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  
 
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.