Nest #4 status and archive, 2013-2014

 

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.

Dec 19, 2013. There is only 1 egg in the nest. It may have rolled out and become lost or a Skua may have taken it, hard for us to know. It is sad, but let's hope this egg makes it.

Dec 26, 2013 The second egg hatched on Dec 26, and has been named by Emily Perry's class at Oakland Mills Middle School in Howard Co. MD. His name is Jalapeno.

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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
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Dec 4, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 5, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 6, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 7, Snowy, 2 eggs
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Dec 8, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 9, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 10, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 11, Snowy, 2 eggs
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Dec 12, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 13, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 14, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 15, Snowy, 2 eggs
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Dec 16, Snowy, 2 eggs Dec 17, Blackie, 2 eggs Dec 18, Blackie, 2 eggs Dec 19, Blackie, 1 egg
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Dec 20, Blackie, 1 egg Dec 21, Snowy, 1 egg Dec 22, Blackie, 1 egg Dec 23, Snowy, 1 egg
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Dec 24, Snowy, 1 egg Dec 25, Snowy, 1 egg Dec 26, Snowy, and 1 chick. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! ! His name is Jalapneo Dec 27, Snowy, and Jalapneo
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Dec 28, Blackie, and Jalapneo Dec 29, Snowy, and Jalapneo Dec 30, Blackie, and Jalapneo Dec 31, Snowy, and Jalapneo
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Jan 1, Snowy, and Jalapneo Jan 2, Snowy, and Jalapneo Jan 3, Blackie, and Jalapneo Jan 4, Snowy, and Jalapneo
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Jan 5, Blackie, and Jalapneo Jan 6, Snowy, and Jalapneo Jan 7, Snowy, and Jalapneo Jan 8, Snowy. Jalapneo is gone. It was probably lost to the Skuas.
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Jan 9, Snowy, Jan 10, Blackie, Jan 11, Blackie and Snowy, Jan 12, Blackie and Snowy,
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Jan 13, Blackie Jan 14, Blackie and Snowy,    
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