Nest #6 status and archive, 2013-14

Male band #0919. This male is about 15 years old, maybe more. He has raised chicks many times, but not every year. This pair was in our study last year and raised 1 strong chick. He has built the nest a few meters away from last year's location and has a new mate. We do not know when the eggs were laid. When we arrived Nov 30, there were 2 eggs. This male was named Squirt last year by Jennifer Ersler's class at Grayslake MS, Grayslake, IL and will keep his name. The new female is Eleanor and named by Mr. Hooper's class at the Chalres Ellis Montessosri Academy in Savannah Georgia.

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This male was in our study the last 2 years. You can compare what happens this year with last season's HERE and HERE.

First chick: Dec 22, 2013, and has been named Sheldon, by Jennifer Ersler's class at Grayslake Middle School in Grayslake IL

Second chick: this chick did not make it.

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Breeding pair #6, male band #0919 The Rocks South nesting group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 30, Squirt is here, 2 eggs
Dec 1, Squirt is here, 2 eggs
Dec 2, Squirt is here, 2 eggs
Dec 3, Squirt , 2 eggs
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Dec 4, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 5, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 6, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 7, Squirt , 2 eggs
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Dec 8, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 9, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 10, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 11, Squirt , 2 eggs
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Dec 12, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 13, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 14, Squirt , 2 eggs Dec 15, Squirt , 2 eggs
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Dec 16, Eleanor , 2 eggs Dec 17, Eleanor , 2 eggs Dec 18, Eleanor , 2 eggs Dec 19, Eleanor , 2 eggs
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Dec 20, Eleanor , 2 eggs Dec 21, Eleanor , 1 chick is starting to hatch Dec 22, Eleanor, 1 chick, 1 egg. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! ! Dec 23, Eleanor , 1 chick , 1 egg
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Dec 24, Eleanor and Squirt, 1 chick , 1 egg Dec 25, Eleanor, 1 chick , 1 egg Dec 26, Squirt, 1 chick , 1 egg Dec 27, Eleanor, 1 chick , 1 egg
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Dec 28, Squirt, 1 chick , the egg still has not hatched, we are worried that somthing is wrong. We will check again tomorrow. Dec 29, Squirt and Eleanor, 1 chick. The other egg failed to hatch correctly and is gone. This nest will have 1 chick Dec 30, Eleanor, and 1 chick.

Dec 31, Squirt and 1 chick.

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Jan 1, Squirt and 1 chick. Jan 2, Squirt and 1 chick. Jan 3, Eleanor and 1 chick. Jan 4, Squirt and 1 chick.
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Jan 5, Eleanor and 1 chick. Jan 6, Squirt and 1 chick. Jan 7, Squirt and 1 chick. Jan 8, Squirt and 1 chick.
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Jan 9, Squirt and 1 chick. Jan 10, Eleanor and 1 chick. Jan 11, Eleanor and Sheldon. Jan 12, Squirt and Sheldon.
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Jan 13, Eleanor and Sheldon. Jan 14,, Squirt and Eleanor, are nearby with Sheldon Jan 15, Squirt is nearby with Sheldon

Jan 16, Eleanor is nearby, with Sheldon.

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Jan 17, Eleanor with Sheldon.      
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