Nest #4 status and archive, 2016-2017

This female is 7 years old and was frist seen back at Cape Royds in 2012. This is her very first nest. When we arrived on Nov 9 she was in a different nest. Nov 10, she moved to a new nest with a new mate. They are in the Seaview breeding group near the edge of the colony with easy access to the ocean. First egg was laid Nov 11. She is new at this, lets wish her luck. Second egg was laid Nov 14. These adults have been named NIcloe and Skipper II by the students in Emily Perry and Melanie Poknis' classes at Thomas Viaduct Middle School, Hanover, MD.

Dec 18, The first chick hatched.

Dec 22, Nicole is gone. She waited 19 days for her mate to return , it was too l ong, she had nothing to feed her chicks, both chicks died. We are very sad, many nests at Cape Royds are failing for the same reason.

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Banded female #6449 The Seaview breeding group
penguin pair
Nov 10, banded female with new mate. New nest on the edge of Seaview breeding group.

 

Nov 3 Nov 9 Nov 10 Nov 11
penguin pair penguin pair penguin nest
NIcloe in nest with male NIcloe on the nest with male NIcloe has moved to new nest with new mate, no eggs. New nest with new mate, no eggs
 
Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15
NIcloe with male, FIRST EGG One egg SECOND EGG Skipper II, 2 eggs
 
Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19
Skipper II, 2 eggs Skipper II, 2 eggs Skipper II, 2 eggs Skipper II, 2 eggs
 
Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23
MAJOR STORM, NO PICTUES
Skipper II, 2 eggs   Skipper II, 2 eggs Skipper II, 2 eggs
 
Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27
No Pictures today. Happy Thanksgiving No Pictures today. Happy Thanksgiving
Skipper II, 2 eggs     Skipper II, 2 eggs
 
Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1
penguin nest
Skipper II, 2 eggs Skipper II, 2 eggs Skipper II, 2 eggs Skipper II, 2 eggs
 
Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5
Skipper II, 2 eggs Nicole is back and on the eggs Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs
 
Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9

Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs
 
Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13
Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs
 
Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17
Snow storm, no picture today
Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs Nicole and 2 eggs (2 weeks)  
 
Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21
penguin chicks penguin chicks
Nicole and the first chick is hatching. Nicole and there are two chicks now. Nicole and the two chicks Nicole and the two chicks
 
Dec 22      
     
Nicole waited 19 days for her mate to return. It was too long. Both chicks are gone and so is Nicole. We are very sad.