Nest #3 status and archive, 2015-16

This banded female, #5111, is 9 years old. She has been seen in and around the colony since 2012 but has never raised a family before. The nest is in the Hilton breeding group and they are surrounded by several other nests so good protection from the Skuas. Eggs were first seen on Nov 13.

This pair has been named Hermine and Rudolph by the students in Reinhard Marx's class at the Realschule Sundern, Sundern Germany.

Dec 19, both chicks have hatrched. (36 days) Their names are Baou and Olaf named by the students at the College des Baousd,Saint Jeannet, France.

Dec 28. Borth chicks are gone. This is a tough year for penguins at Cape Royds.

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Banded bird # 5111, Female  

penguin nest

Nov 13, Banded bird #5111 Hermine and Rudolph, 2 eggs Can you find the nest with the banded bird #5111

 

Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16
Hermine and Rudolph, one egg Hermine and Rudolph Rudolph on the nest Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20
penguin nest penguin nest
Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs Rudolphon the nest, 2 eggs Rudolphon the nest, 2 eggs
 
Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
MAJOR STORM, NO PICTURES penguin nest penguin nest
  Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
    Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2
Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6
Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10
Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14
Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs (2 weeks) Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 16 Dec 18
Snow storm today, no picture
Hermine is on the nest, 2 eggs Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs.   Rudolph on the nest, 2 eggs.
       
Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22
penguin chicks penguin chicks
The chicks have hatched, Welcome to the world! they are Baou and Olaf. Hermine is on the nest, with Baou and Olaf. Hermine is on the nest, with Baou and Olaf. Rudolph is on the nest, with Baou and Olaf.
 
Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26
Rudolph is on the nest, with Baou and Olaf. Hermine is on the nest, with Baou, Olaf is gone. Hermine is on the nest, with Baou Hermine is on the nest, with Baou
 
Dec 27 Dec 28    
The 2016-17 Nest Check has concluded for the season. Please check back with us early Nov 2017 for all new families to follow.  
Hermine is on the nest, with Baou Hermine is on the nest, both chicks are gone, this is very sad for us.