Nest #7 status and archive, 2014-15

Nov 8, 2014. This female, banded #4337, is 8 years old and was in our study last year. She raised chicks the last three years so we will hope she and her mate can do it again. They have a very good nest in the 'Center Field' nesting group close to the center where it will be hard for the Skuas to get to them. The female is named Emma and the male is Henry. They were named by the children at Episcopal Day School in Paris TX.

First egg: Nov 8, 2014. Second egg was seen on Nov 16, we do not know when it was laid.

First chick: Dec 13, Second chick Dec 14, 2014

The chicks have been named by the 4th grade classes at Scott Elementary School, Scott Air Forse Base, IL. They are Winter and Midnight.

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Banded bird #4337 and her mate  
penguin pair
Emma and Henry The Center Field nesting group
   
Nov 8 Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 19
Emma and 1 egg Emma and 2 eggs, Henry is close by Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23
penguin on a nest
Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs. Henry has returned to the ocean to feed. Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs. Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs. Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27
Antarctic snow storm penguins on the nest penguin on a nest penguin on a nest
Today we are tent-bound and will not go outside. Horizontal snow, 40mph winds and zero visibility. Brrrrrr. Emma is getting ready to leave and Henry has taken over the nest, 2 eggs. Emma is back on the nest! ! ! Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1
penguin on a nest
Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs. Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs. Henry has taken over the nest, 2 eggs. Henry is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5
Henry is on the nest, 2 eggs. Henry is on the nest, 2 eggs. Henry is on the nest, 2 eggs. Henry is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9
Henry is on the nest, 2 eggs. Emma is back, on the nest, 2 eggs. Emma is back, on the nest, 2 eggs. Emma is on the nest, 2 eggs
       
Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12  
Henry is on the nest, 2 eggs Henry is on the nest, 2 eggs Emma is on the nest, Henry is nearby Emma is on the nest, and the first chick has hatched. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! His name is Winter
 
Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17
Emma is on the nest, and the second chick has hatched. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! His name is Midnight. Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are asleep. Emma is on the nest, looks like Winter and Midnight just ate. Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are asleep.
 
Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21
Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are growing. Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are here. Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight snoozing Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are keeping warm.
       
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25
Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are awake. Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are awake. Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are awake. Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are hungry.
       
Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29

 

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  Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are sleeping. Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are awake. Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are awake
 
Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2015 Jan 2, 2015
Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are growing. Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are there. Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are awake. Emma is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are asleep.
 
Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6
Henry is on the nest, Winter and Midnight are asleep. Winter and Midnight are alone, both parents are looking for food. Winter and Midnight are alone, both parents are looking for food. Winter and Midnight are alone, both parents are looking for food.
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10
Winter and Midnight are with other chicks their age. Winter and Midnight are with other chicks their age. Winter and Midnight are with other chicks their age. Emma is nearby Winter and Midnight are with other chicks their age. Both parents are out looking for food.
 
Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14
Winter and Midnight are with other chicks their age Winter and Midnight are with other chicks their age Midnight and Winter are waiting for the parents to come back from the ocean with food. Midnight and Winter are waiting for the parents to come back with food.
 
Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18
Midnight is getting a meal from Emma Winter and Midnight Winter and Midnight in the creche Winter and Midnight, say good bye!
       
The Adelie penguin breeding season for us is over. We have packed our tents and headed home. Please join us next year as we select 10 new families to follow.