Nest #4 status and archive, 2014-2015

 

This banded male #4627 is 8 years old, and with his mate successfully raised one chick last year. Their nest is in the Centerfield breeding group and near some large rocks for good protection against the Skuas. They have been named by Jan Patterson's class at Gaspe Elementary School in Gaspe, Quebec. His name is Percy and hers is Snowflake.

The first eggs were sighted on Nov 18th, 2014

Banded male #4627 The Centerfield breeding group
Percy was here on Nov 5th, he buildt his nest and waited for the mate to show up. We fist saw her on Nov 16th. Can you find him?

 

Nov 5 Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 19
Percy waiting for the mate. Snowflake on the nest, Percy standing nearby. Snowflake on the nest, Percy standing nearby, 2 eggs Snowflake on the nest, Percy standing nearby, 2 eggs
 
Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23

penguin on a nest
Percy on the nest, 2 eggs. Snowflake has returned to the ocean to feed. Percy on the nest, 2 eggs. Percy on the nest, 2 eggs. Percy on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27
Antarctic storm penguin on a nest penguin on a nest penguin on a nest
Today we are tent-bound and will not go outside. Horizontal snow, 40mph winds and zero visibility. Brrrrrr. Percy on the nest, 2 eggs. Percy on the nest, 2 eggs Percy on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1
penguin on a nest \
Percy on the nest, 2 eggs Percy on the nest, 2 eggs Percy on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is back and on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5
Snowflake is back and on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is back and on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9
Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13
Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17
Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Snowflake is on the nest, 2 eggs Percy is back and on the nest, 2 eggs Percy is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 18      
     
Percy is on the nest, 2 eggs. Look closely at the egg, can you see the chick starting to break out?