Nest #3 status and archive, 2014-15

Nov 8, 2014, This female, banded #3943, is 10 years old and rasied her first chicks in 09-10. 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 Mathilda and her mate's name is Bob. They were named by Reinhard Max's class in Sudern, Germany. The chicks have been named Charles and Ellis by William Hooper's class at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Svannah, Georgia

The two eggs were seen Nov 18th, 2014

First chick hatched Dec 20, the second chick on Dec 21.

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Banded bird #3943 and her mate  

Mathilda and Bob. The Valley Nesting Group.

 

Nov 8 Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 19
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Mathilda and Bob. Mathilda and Bob. Bob and 2 eggs, Mathilda has left for the ocean Bob and 2 eggs
 
Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23
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Bob on the nest with 2 eggs, Mathilda has returned to the ocean to feed. Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs
 
Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27
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Today we are tent-bound and will not go outside. Horizontal snow, 40mph winds and zero visibility. Brrrrrr. Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs
 
Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1
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Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs
 
Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5
Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs Bob on the nest with 2 eggs
 
Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9
Bob on the nest with 2 eggs (28 days without food or water) Mathilda is back, YEAH ! ! and on the nest with 2 eggs Mathilda is back, and on the nest with 2 eggs Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs
       
Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13
Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs.
 
Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17

Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs.
 
Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21
Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 eggs. Mathilda is on the nest, the first chick has hatched. HAPPY BIRTHDAY This chick needs a name. Mathilda is on the nest, the second chick has hatched. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ! ! TIme for Bob to come back with some food for these chicks.
 
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25
Mathilda is on the nest with 2 chicks. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 chicks. Bob is back, Mathilda has given over the nest to him, 2 chicks. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 chicks.
       
Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29

 

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  Mathilda is on the nest with 2 chicks. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 chicks. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 chicks.
       
Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2015 Jan 2, 2015

Mathilda is on the nest with 2 chicks. Bob is on the nest with 2 chicks. Mathilda is on the nest with 2 chicks. Bob is on the nest with 2 chicks.
 
Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6
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Bob is on the nest with 2 chicks. Bob is on the nest with Charles and Ellis Mathilda is on the nest with Charles and Ellis Mathilda is on the nest with Charles and Ellis
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10
Mathilda is on the nest with Charles and Ellis Bob is on the nest with Charles and Ellis Mathilda and Bob are near the nest with Charles and Ellis Mathilda is near the nest with Charles and Ellis
 
Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14

Bob is on the nest with Charles and Ellis Charles and Ellis are on their own waiting for the parents to come back with food. Charles and Ellis are in there somewhere Charles and Ellis are on their own and a bit wet from the storm.
 
Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18
Charles and Ellis are on their own and drying out from the storm. Charles and Ellis are near the nest with one parent nearby. Charles and Ellis are in a pile of muddy chicks. Charles and Ellis are on their own.
 
       
The Adelie penguin breeding season for us is over. We have packed our tents and headed home. Please join us next year as we select 10 new families to follow.