Nest # 2 status and archive, 2016-17

Nov 3, 2016 (picture on the left) the male has built a beautiful nest and is waiting for the female to arrive. Nov 9 (picture on the right), the female has arrived, probably the same mate as last year. This pair has also been in our study before, the male is 9 years old this year and is using the same nest site as last year. This is the Home Ranch, a good breeding colony and he has a strong nest. You can compare previous seasons of this banded male HERE, HERE and HERE. The first egg was laid on Nov 16.

The male is Toby and the female is Echo. They were named by the students in Travis Hargreave's 4th grade class at Cheery Creek Academy, Englewood, CO.

Dec 19, both chicks have hatched. (33 days)

Jan 5th the chick is gone. A large snow storm made a muddy mess of many of the nests and we do not know what happened to the chick, but we are very sad.

If you would like to take part in our postcard project HERE for details.

If you would like to see the pictures last years penguins families go HERE.

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Banded Male #4235

 
Nov 3, 2016  
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Male #4235 Toby waiting for the female. Nov 3, 2016 Echo has arrived Nov 9. This is the Home Ranch breeding group.
   
Nov 3 Nov 9 Nov 10 Nov 11
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Toby is waiting for the female to arrive. Echo has arrived, no eggs Toby and Echo, no eggs Toby and Echo, no eggs
 
Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15
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Toby and Echo, no eggs Toby and Echo, no eggs Toby and Echo, no eggs Toby and Echo, no eggs
 
Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19
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FIRST EGG Toby on the nest, one egg Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs
       
Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23
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Echo and two eggs MAJOR STORM, NO PICTURES Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs
 
Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27
penguin nest No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
Echo and two eggs     Echo and two eggs
 
Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1
Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs
 
Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5
Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs
 
Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9
Toby is back and two eggs Toby and two eggs Toby and two eggs Toby and two eggs
 
Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13
Toby and two eggs Toby and two eggs Toby and two eggs Toby and two eggs
 
Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17
Snow storm, no picture today
Toby and two eggs Toby and two eggs Toby and two eggs  
 
Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21
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Echo is on the nest Echo and both chicks have hatched Echo and 2 chicks ! Echo and 2 chicks !
 
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25
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Echo and 2 chicks ! A clean Toby and 2 chicks Toby and 2 chicks Toby and 2 chicks
 
Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29
Echo and 2 chicks Echo and 2 chicks Echo and 2 chicks Echo and 2 chicks.
 
Dec 30 Dec 31 - Jan 1 Jan 2 Jan 3
Happy New Year, no pictures today
Toby and 2 chicks   Echo and 1 chick. Something has happened to the other chick. This is sad. Echo and 1 chick.
 
Jan 4 Jan 5   Jan 9, 2017
Echo and 1 chick. Both Echo and Toby are here. The storm made a muddy mess of many of the nests and this chick was lost. This is so sad. We take one more look at this pair. They are cleaner but most of the nest rocks are gone. Come back next Nov to see if they return.
The 2016-17 Nest Check has concluded for the season. Please check back with us early Nov 2017 for all new families to follow.