Nest #6 status and archive, 2015-16

This banded male is 8 years old and has been seen in the colony since 2009, but has failed to raise a family. The Seaview breeding group is exposed but his nest is sturdy and he has neighbors to fend off the Skuas. The pair has been named by the children in Sandy Sullivan's class at Mathew J Kuss Middle School in in Fall River Masachusetts. The male is Flipper and the female is Winter. Let's wish them luck in raising a family this year.

Dec 24. The first chick has hatched. Her name is Fluffy by the students in Judy Barrere's Middle School class, Kirkland WA.

Dec 27 The second chick has hatched and is named Elephant by Abby Sajovic class at Grayslake MS, Grayslake, IL.

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Nest #6, Banded male #5085  
Flipper on the eggs. The Seaview breeding group
   
Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30
penguin nest
Flipper on the eggs. Flipper on the eggs. Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4
Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8
penguin nest
Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16
No Picture Today
  Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24
Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Winter on the nest, 2 eggs. Flipper on the nest, 2 eggs. Both parents are at the nest and one egg has hatched. She is named Fluffy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! !
 
Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
No picture today, Merry Christmas
  Flipper is on the nest and Fluffy is staying warm. The other egg is hatching. Winter is on the nest. Fluffy is here and the second egg has hatched. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. His name is Elephant Flipper is on the nest, Elephant and Fluffy are staying warm
 
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2016 Happy New Year
Winter is on the nest. Fluffy and Elephant are sleeping. Flipper is on the nest, Elephant and Fluffy are staying warm Both parents are on the nest, Elephant and Fluffy are staying warm Winter is on the nest with Fluffy and Elephant
 
Jan 2 Jan 3-4 Jan 5 Jan 6
penguin family, penguin chicks two days of storms, no pictures
Flipper is on the nest with Elephant and Fluffy   Winter is on the nest with Elephant and Fluffy. The chicks are wet from the snow melt, this is not good for them, Flipper is on the nest, Fluffy is still wet, which is not good for her. Elephant did not make it through the night, he was too cold and wet. This nest has only one chick now.
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10-12
Three days of storms, no pictures.
Flipper is on the nest, Fluffy is still wet, but looks healthy. Winter is on the nest, Fluffy is doing well. Flipper is on the nest, Fluffy is staying warm..  
 
Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16
penguin chick penguin chick
Winter is on the nest, Fluffy is doing well. Both parents are on the nest, this chick is fat. Winter is on the nest, Fluffy is sleeping Fluffy is exploring, both parents are out looking for food.
 
Jan 17 Jan 18    
penguin chick penguin chick 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.  
Fluffy is with her friends, she is in the middle Fluffy is with her friends, she is on the right.