Nest #5 status and archive, 2015-16

This banded male is 8 years old. He was sighted at Cape Royds last year, and in 2011 and 2012, but failed to raise a family. He was not seen in 2013. He has made a nest in the Seaview colony, which is exposed to the Skuas, but he is in the middle. We do not know when the eggs were laid. They are Zach, and Ella named by the students at Episcapal Day School, Paris, Texas.

Dec 23, The first chick hatched. Dec 24, the second chick has hatched. Their names are Froyo and Chilly suggested by the students in Nikki Schaefer's class at Scott School, Scott AFB, Illinois.

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Nest #5 Band #5221, Male The Seaview breeding group
Zach is on the nest. The Seaview breeding group
       
Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30
penguin nest penguin nest
Zach is on the nest. Zach is on the nest. Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4
Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8
penguin nest
Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs Ella is back and on the nest, 2 eggs Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16
No Picture Today
  Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs Ella is on the nest, 2 egg
 
Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
Ella is on the nest, 2 egg Ella is on the nest, 2 egg Ella is on the nest, 2 egg Ella is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24
Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs Zach is on the nest, 2 eggs. One egg is peeping, there will be a chick tomorrow. Zach is on the nest, Ella is nearby, this egg is just hatching. His name will be Froyo i Ella is here HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The second chick has hatched. His name is Chilly, now Froyo has a sibling.
 
Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
No picture today, Merry Christmas
  Zach is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are staying warm. Ella is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are staying warm. Zach is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are staying cozy
 
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2016 Happy New Year
Ella is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are getting fed. Ella is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are staying warm. Both parents are here, Chilly and Froyo are staying warm. Both parents are here, Chilly and Froyo are staying warm.
 
Jan 2 Jan 3-4 Jan 5 Jan 6
penguin chicks Two days of stroms, no pictures penguin chicks, antarctic penguins,
Zach is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are keeping warm.   Ella is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are keeping dry. Zach is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are sleeping..
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10-12
penguin chick penguin chicks, antarctic penguins, penguins, Adelie penguins Three days of storms, no pictures
Ella is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are getting fed. Zach is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are sleeping. Ella is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are looking for food..  
 
Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16
penguin chicks
Ella is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are sleeping. Both parents are here, chicks are loioking for food. Zach is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are awake. Ella is on the nest, Chilly and Froyo are sleeping.
 
Jan 17 Jan 18    
penguin chicks No picture today This concludes our Nest Check for the 2015-16 Adelie Penguin Breeding season at Cape Royds. Join us Nov 2016 for another year of raising chicks.  
Chilly and Froyo are with their friends.