Nest #8 status and archive, 2014-15

This pair was in our study last year and raised chicks. They have a wonderful nest close to a big rock for protection against the Skuas. The banded female is 7 years old. The nest is located in the Centerfield breeding group and they are near the cliffs. The male has been named Jackson by Lorraine Leo's class in Jackson School, Newton, MA. The female is Mordovia, named by Mikhail Timonin's students in the Tarkhanovo Secondary School, Republic of Mordovia, Russia. The chicks have been named Onoda by the 6th grade class of Sakari sensei, Onoda Elementary School, Sendai, Japan, and Taro by Kent in Osaka, Japan

The first egg was seen Nov 22. The second egg was seen on Nov 25.

Both chicks hatched between Dec 26 and 27.

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Nest #8 Female, band #4870  
Pair #8 The Centerfield breeding group closs to the cliffs.
 
Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20
Mordovia and Jackson, no eggs yet Mordovia and Jackson, no eggs yet Mordovia and Jackson, no eggs yet Mordovia and Jackson, no eggs yet
 
Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
penguin on a nest Antarctic snow storm
Mordovia and Jackson, no eggs yet Mordovia and Jackson, one egg. Mordovia and Jackson, one egg. 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
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Jackson is on the nest, two egg. Mordovia has left for the ocean and some food. Jackson is on the nest, two eggs. Jackson is on the nest, two eggs. Jackson is on the nest, two eggs.
 
Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2
Jackson is on the nest, two eggs.

Jackson is on the nest, two eggs.

Jackson is on the nest, two eggs. Jackson is on the nest, two eggs.
       
Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6
Jackson is on the nest, two eggs. Jackson is on the nest, two eggs. Jackson is on the nest, two eggs. Jackson is on the nest, two eggs.
 
Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10
Jackson is on the nest, two eggs. Jackson is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is back and on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is back and on the nest, two eggs.
 
Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14
Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs.
       
Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18
Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs.
 
Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22
Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Time for Jackson to come back. Jackson is back ! ! 2 eggs
 
Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26

Happy Holidays

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Jackson is back ! ! 2 eggs Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs. Mordovia is on the nest, two eggs.  
 
Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30
Jackson is here and both chicks have hatched. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! Mordovia is on the nest, two chicks. Jackson is here with both chicks Mordovia is on the nest, two chicks.
 
Dec 31 Jan 1, 2015 Jan 2, 2015 Jan 3
Jackson is here with both chicks Mordovia is on the nest with Onada and Taro Jackson is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Jackson is on the nest with Onoda and Taro
       
Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7
Mordovia is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Mordovia is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Jackson is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Jackson is on the nest with Onoda and Taro
 
Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan 11
Mordovia is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Mordovia is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Jackson is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Mordovia is on the nest with Onoda and Taro
 
Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15
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Jackson is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Mordovia is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Mordovia is on the nest with Onoda and Taro Mordovia is on the nest with Taro. Onoda is around the corner with a group fo young chicks
 
Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18  
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.
Mordovia is on the nest with Onoda and Taro, it is muddy today Onoda and Taro Mordovia is feeding Onoda and Taro