Nest #5 status and archive, 2016-17

This banded male is 9 years old. He has raised a family before in this location, including last season, but was not in our study then. Their nest is in the Uptown group and is an open area with little protection from the Skuas besides each other.You can compare this season with his nest in 2014 HERE. First egg was seen Nov 14.This pair has been named by the 4th grade classes at Scott Elementary School,Scott AFB, IL. The female is Snowball and the male is Slushy.

Dec 20, the chick has hatched, (36 days)

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Nest #5 Band #29809, Male The Seaview breeding group
Slushy and Snowball are on the nest, no eggs The Seaview breeding group
       
Nov 9 Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13
Slushy and Snowball, no eggs yet Slushy and Snowball, no eggs yet Slushy and Snowball, no eggs yet Slushy and Snowball, no eggs yet
 
Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17

penguin nest

FIRST EGG Slushy 1 egg Slushy 1 egg Slushy 1 egg
 
Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21
MAJOR STORM, NO PICTURES
Slushy 1 egg Slushy 1 egg Slushy 1 egg  
 
Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 25
No pictures today. Happy Thanksgiving.
Slushy1 egg Slushy 1 egg Slushy 1 egg  
 
Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29
No pictures today. Happy Thanksgiving.
  Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg
 
Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3
Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg
 
Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7
Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg
 
Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11
Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg Snowball on the egg ( 2 weeks) Slushy is back and on the egg
 
Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15
Slushy on the egg Slushy on the egg Slushy on the egg Slushy on the egg
 
Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19
Snow storm, no picture today
Slushy on the egg   Slushy on the egg Slushy on the egg
 
Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23
penguin chick penguin chick
Slushy and the chick has hatched ! Welcome to the world. Snowball and the chick Snowball and one chick Snowball and one chick
 
Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27
Snowball and one chick Slushy and the chick Snowball and one chick Snowball and one chick
 
Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 - Jan 1
Happy New Year - no picture today
Slushy and the chick Snowball and one chick Slushy and Snowball with the chick  
 
Jan 2 Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5
Slushy and the chick Snowball and one chick Slushy and the chick Slushy and the chick
 
Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9
penguin chick
Snowball and one chick Snowball and one chick Slushy and the chick Slushy and the chick
 
Jan 10 Jan 11    
This chick is big and strong and will most likely make it. Snowball and Slushy were great parents and had a good strong nest. We will see if they come back next season. The 2016-17 Nest Check has concluded for the season. Please check back with us early Nov 2017 for all new families to follow.
Snowball and one chick Slushy and the chick