Nest # 2 status and archive, 2015-16

Nov 27, 2015. This male has been in our study before, is 8 years old and is using the same nest site as last yearl. We did not see the eggs laid so we do not know when the chicks will hatch. This is a good breeding colony and they have a strong nest. The pair have been named Ralph and Snowy by the students in Dorothy Courtox and Kristin Hortsch's classes at St Anthony Catholic School in Tigard Oregon.

Dec 26, The first chick has hatched. His has been named Waddle by Ms. Bullers class at McFarland Intermediate School, Bordentown, NJ.

Dec 28 the second chick has hatched. Her name is Mrs Peppers by Ms Bullers class

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Nov 27, 2015  
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Male #4235 . Ralph and Snowy. The Home Ranch breeding group
   
Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30
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Ralph on the nest, Snowy is nearby. Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4
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Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8
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Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs Ralph on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16
No Picture Today
  Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24
Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowy on the nest, 2 eggs. Day 16 since we have seen Ralph
 
Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
No picture today, Merry Christmas
  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! Waddle has hatched. Ralph is on the nest. Ralph is on the nest. Waddle is staying cozy, still one egg.. Ralph and Snow are on the nest. Waddle is staying cozy, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! Mrs Pepper has hatched.
 
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2016 Happy New Year
Ralph is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are staying cozy. Ralph is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are looking for food. Snowy is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are resting. Ralph is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are looking for food.
 
Jan 2 Jan 3-4 Jan 5 Jan 6
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Ralph is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are staying warm.   Ralph is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are trying to stay dry. Both parents are on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are growing fast..
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10-12
Three days of storms, no pictures
Snowy is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are resting. Ralph is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are resting. Snowy is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are cozy.  
 
Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16
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Snowy is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper have grown in the last few days. Ralph is on the nest. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are sleeping. Snowy is near the nest, our chicks are the 2nd and fourth ones in this picture. Ralph is near the nest, our chicks are the 2 on the right.
 
Jan 17 Jan 18    
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Snowy is near the nest, our chicks are the two in front. Waddle and Mrs Pepper are trying to stay dry after the storm.