Nest #3 status and archive, 2015-16

Nov 27, 2015. This female is banded #3943, is 11 years old and rasied her first chicks in 2009-10. We have seen her before and she is in the exact same nesting site as last year. We will follow her and her mate as they raise their chicks. Her name is Darcy and her mate's name is Joey. They were named by Ms Runfola's 1st grade class at Davenport Ridge Elementary School, Stanford, CT.

Dec 29, the first egg has hatched, His has been named Tux by the students in Ms Stab's class as McFarland Intermediate School, Bordentown, NJ.

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Banded bird #3943, a female  

Darcy on the nest. The Valley Nesting Group.

 

Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30
penguin nest penguin nest
Darcy on the nest, 2 eggs Darcy on the nest. Joey is on the nest. Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4
Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8
penguin nest
Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Poor Joey is still on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16
No Picture Today
  Darcy is back and on the nest, 2 eggs Darcy is on the nest, 2 eggs Darcy is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
Darcy is on the nest, 2 eggs Darcy is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Darcy is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24
Darcy is on the nest, 2 eggs Darcy is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, Darcy is close by, 2 eggs
 
Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
No picture today, Merry Christmas
  Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Joey is on the nest, 2 eggs Darcy is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2016 Happy New Year
Joey is on the nest, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, the first egg has hatcehd. His name is Tux Darcy is on the nest, Tux is waiting for his nest mate to hatch. Her name will be Snowflake. Joey is on the nest, Tux has a new nest mate. Her name is Snowflake. Joey is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are keeping warm
 
Jan 2 Jan 3-4 Jan 5 Jan 6
Two days of storms, no pictures
Darcy is on the nest, Tux is being cozy withSnowflake.   Joey is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are staying warm and dry after the storm. Darcy is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are staying warm
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10-12
penguin family, penguin nest, Antarctic penguins, Three days of storms, no pictures
Joey is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are staying warm Darcy is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are sleeping. Both parents are on the nest. Tux and Snowflake are sleeping.  
 
Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16
penguin chick penguin chicks
Joey is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are staying warm Darcy is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are awake. Joey is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are sleeping, Darcy is on the nest, Tux and Snowflake are awake. I am worried about Tux, he is smaller than Snowflake.
 
Jan 17 Jan 18    
penguin chicks This concludes our Nest Check for the 2015-16 Adelie Penguin Breeding season at Cape Royds. Join us Nov 2016 for another year of raising chicks.  
Tux in gone . He was very small and not able to compete for food from Snowflake who was taller and stronger. This alwasys makes us sad. Snowflake is doing well. Snowflake is the one in front of this gorup and they are staying dry from the storm.