This male is 5 years old and banded #6291 This is not his first attempt raising a family at Cape Royds. When we arrived in the colony this year there were already 2 eggs, and we have not seen his mate yet. The pair has been named Snowy and Blackie by Jackie Rapp's class at the Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School in Chicago IL.
The nest is in the Rocks South breeding group, an area with many large rocks to protect them from the Skuas.
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|Male #4, Band # 6291||Their nest is well protected from Skuas.|
|Nov 30, Blackie, 2 eggs||Dec 1, Blackie, 2 eggs||Dec 2, Blackie, 2 eggs||Dec 3, Snowy, 2 eggs|
|Dec 4, Snowy, 2 eggs|