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. Dec 19, the first egg has hatcehd. His name is Snea, adopted by Stefan Age Nielson's class in Denmark.

The eggs were sighted on Nov 18th, 2014

The first egg hatched on Dec 19, 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 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21
Percy is on the nest, 2 eggs. Look closely at the egg, can you see the chick starting to break out? Percy is on the nest, the chick has hatcehd, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! His name is Snea. Snowflake is on the nest, one chick and one egg. The chick's name is Snea. Percy is on the nest with Snea and the egg has not hatched yet!
 
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25
Percy is on the nest with Snea and the egg has not hatched yet! Snowflake is on the nest with Snea and the egg has not hatched yet! Percy is on the nest with Snea and the egg has not hatched yet! Percy is on the nest with Snea and the egg still has not hatched! We are getting worried.
 
Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29

 

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  Percy is on the nest with Snea and the egg still has not hatched! We are worried. Snowflake is on the nest with Snea. It is too long, the egg will not hatch. At some point it will roll out of the nest and become food for the Skuas. Percy is on the nest with Snea. This egg is lost, but it will be interesting to see how long it remains in the nest.
 
Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2015 Jan 2
Percy is on the nest with Snea, The egg is gone. Snowflake is on the nest with Snea Percy is on the nest with Snea Snowflake is on the nest with Snea
 
Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6
Percy is on the nest with Snea Percy is on the nest with Snea Snowflake is on the nest with Snea Percy is on the nest with Snea
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10
Percy is on the nest with Snea Snea is a well fed chick, Snowflake is standing by. Percy and Snea are resting. Percy and Snea are here.
 
Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14an 14
Snowflake is on the nest with Snea Snowflake is on the nest with Snea Percy and Snea are here. Snea is on his own waiting for the parents to bring back food.
 
Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18
Snea is on his own waiting for the parents to bring back food, although it doesn't look like he needs any Percy and Snea are here. Snowflake is on the nest with Snea Snowflake is on the nest with Snea
       
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.