Nest #6 status and archive, 2014-15

This banded male is 7 years old and has been seen in the colony before. The Hilton breeding group is a new location for him which shows that penguins do not always return to the same nest. We only know this because of our banding program. His mate showed us her two eggs on Nov 18th. The male is named Karlsson by the children in Jackie Rapp's class, Chicago IL. The mate has been named Momo by the children in Emily Perry's class at Thomas Viaduct MS in MD.

The first egg was sighted on Nov 18th

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Breeding pair #6, Banded male #5000  
Karlsson and his mate The Hilton breeding group
   
Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20
Karlsson and his mate Karlsson, his mate and one egg. Karlsson, his mate and one egg. Karlsson with Momo, one egg.
 
Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
penguin on a nest Antarctic snow storm
Karlsson with Momo, one egg. Karlsson with Momo, one egg. Karlsson with Momo, two eggs. Today we are tent-bound and will not go outside. Horizontal snow, 40mph winds and zero visibility. Brrrrrr.
 
Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28
penguin on a nest penguin on a nest    
Karlsson, two eggs. Momo has left for the ocean and some food. Karlsson, two eggs.