Nest #7 status and archive, 2015-16

This female is 9 years old and was in our study last year. She raised chicks the last three years so we 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. Her name is named Slidder and was named by the students in Amy Rosenstein's 3rd grade class at Concrod Elementary School, Ardsley, NY. The male's name is Ceery, named by the students in Blair Smith's classroom, Monto, Australia.

The chicks hatched Dec 20 and are named Eva and Wall-e by the students in Reinhard Max's class in Sudern, Germany.

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If you would like to see the pictures last years penguins families go HERE.

 

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Banded bird #4337 and her mate  
Slidder and her mate. The Center Field nesting group
   
Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30
penguin nest
Slider and her mate. The male is on the eggs. The male is on the nest, 2 eggs. The male is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4
Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs. Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs. Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs. Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8
penguin nest
Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs. Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs. Slidder is on the nest, 2 eggs. Slidder is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
Slidder is on the nest, 2 eggs. Slidder is on the nest, 2 eggs. Ceery is on the nest Slidder is nearby, 2 eggs. Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16
No Picture Today
  Slidder is on the nest, 2 eggs. Slidder is on the nest, 2 eggs. Slidder is on the nest, 2 eggs.
 
Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs. Ceery is on the nest, 2 eggs. Slidder is on the nest, 2 eggs. Ceery is on the nest, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The chicks are named Wall-e and Eva
 
Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24
Slider is on the nest,with Wall-e and Eva Ceery is on the nest with Wall-e and Eva, Slider is nearby. Slider is on the nest,with Wall-e and Eva Both parents are on the nest, Wall-e and Eva are staying close.
 
Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
No picture today, Merry Christmas
  Slidder is on the nest. Eva and Wall-e are getting a meal. Slidder is on the nest. Eva and Wall-e are looking at the world Ceery is on the nest. Eva and Wall-e are sleeping
 
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1, 2016 Happy New Year
penguin chicks
Borth parents are on the nest, 2 chicks are resting. Ceery is on the nest. Eva and Wall-e are resting Ceery is on the nest. Eva and Wall-e are resting Slider is here with Eva and Wall-e
 
Jan 2 Jan 3-4 Jan 5 Jan 6
penguin family Two days of storms, no pictures penguin chicks
Slider is here with Eva and Wall-e   Slider is here with Eva and Wall-e. Both chiciks managed to stay dry from the storm, we are glad to see this. Slider is here with Eva and Wall-e.. Both chicks are growing very fast.
 
Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10-12
penguin chicks, penguin family, Antarctic penguins Three days of storms, no pictures
Ceery is here, Eva has wandered a bit, Wall-e is staying close. Cerry is here with both the chicks Slider is on the nest, both chicks are staying cozy.  
 
Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16
No Picutre today. penguin chicks
Slider is on the nest, another chick has joined Wall-e and Eva. Slider is nearby, both chicks are sleeping   Walden is nearby, both chicks are with their friends.
 
Jan 17 Jan 18    
penguin chicks penguin chicks 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.  
Wall-e and Eva are with their friends. Wall-e and Eva are with their friends and trying to stay dry ( they are in the center)