Nest # 2 status and archive, 2013-14

Male band #4235. This male is now 7 years old, was in our study last year and raised two chicks. He has built his nest in the same place and has a new mate. They are in a breeding group called the Home Ranch on flat ground without any protective rocks around them, but there are about 20 nesting pairs so they may be able to fend off the Skuas. His name is JJ and his new mate is Oreo, named by Sarah Hojnicki. When we arrived Nov 30, there were already 2 eggs. Oreo has returned and also wears a band. She was banded as a chick in 09/10 so is 4 years old, this is her firstnest.

First chick,

Second chick,

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Breeding pair #2d band #4235 The The Home Ranch breeding group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 30, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 1, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 2, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 3, JJ and 2 eggs
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Dec 4, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 5, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 6, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 7, JJ and 2 eggs
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Dec 8, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 9, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 10, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 11, JJ and 2 eggs
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Dec 12, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 13, Oreo is back and 2 eggs Dec 14, Oreo and 2 eggs Dec 15, Oreo and 2 eggs
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Dec 16, Oreo and 2 eggs Dec 17, Oreo and 2 eggs Dec 18, Oreo and 2 eggs Dec 19, Oreo and 2 eggs
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Dec 20, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 21, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 22, JJ and 2 eggs Dec 23,Oreo and 2 eggs
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Dec 24,Oreo and 1 new chick, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! Dec 24, Oreo,1 new chick,1 egg Dec 26, JJ and 1 new chick,1 egg Dec 27, JJ, 1 chick,1 egg
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Dec 28, Oreo,1 chick.We do not see the egg, but hope it is still there. It needs to hatch soon. Dec 29, Oreo and JJ are on the nest 1 chick, this egg needs to hatch soon. Dec 30,JJ is on the nest 1 chick. Still no visual on the second egg. Dec 31,JJ is on the nest 1 chick. The egg is still there, but has not hatched.
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Jan 1, Oreo, 1 chick. The egg is still there but we doubt it will hatch. Jan 2, JJ, 1 chick. Jan 3, JJ, 1 chick. Jan 3, Oreo, 1 chick. The egg rolled out of this nest and was lost to the Skuas in less than 5 min.
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Jan 5, JJ, 1 chick. Jan 6, JJ, 1 chick. Jan 7, Oreo, 1 chick. Jan 8, JJ, 1 chick.
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Jan 9, Oreo and JJ are on the nest 1 chick Jan 10, JJ, 1 chick. Jan 11, Oreo, 1 chick. Jan 12, JJ, 1 chick.
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Jan 13, Oreo, 1 chick. Jan 14, Oreo, 1 chick. Jan 15, JJ, 1 chick. Jan 16, JJ is near the nest, our chick has joined a creche
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Jan 17, JJ is near the nest, our chick is sleeping.      
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