Nest #8 status and archive, 2013-14

Dec 2, 2013 Banded male #4944 has lost his eggs in a penguin scuffle (see Journal entry Dec 2, 2013). It was not the Skuas, but other penguins that caused the eggs to scatter.

We have started with a new nest, a 14 year old banded female # 1902. 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. This pair has never been in our study, but they have rasied chicks in the past on this exact nest site. We hope they do well this year too.

First chick:

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Female # 1902 Corral group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Dec 2, Mordovia and 2 eggs.  Dec 3,Mordovia and 2 eggs..
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Dec 4, Mordovia and 2 eggs. Dec 5, Mordovia and 2 eggs. Dec 6, Mordovia and 2 eggs. Dec 7, Mordovia and 2 eggs.
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Dec 8, Jackson, 2 eggs. Dec 9, Jackson, 2 eggs. Dec 10, Jackson, 2 eggs. Dec 11, Jackson, 2 eggs.
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Dec 12, Jackson, 2 eggs. Dec 13, Jackson, 2 eggs. Dec 14, Mordovia, 2 eggs. Dec 15, Mordovia, 2 eggs.
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Dec 16, Jackson, 2 eggs. Dec 17,Mordovia, 2 eggs. Dec 18, Happy Birthday! ! ! ! ! ! 2 new chicks today, Jackson is on the nest Dec 19,Mordovia, 2 chicks.
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Dec 20, Jackson, 2 chicks. Dec 21, Jackson, 2 chicks. Dec 22, Jackson, 2 chicks. Dec 23, Jackson, we are seeing only one chick. I will look again tomorrow.
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Dec 24 Dec 25, Jackson, 1 chick. Dec 26, Mordovia, 1 chick Dec 27, Jackson, 1 chick
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Dec 28, Jackson, 1 chick Dec 29, Mordovia, 1 chick Dec 30,Jackson, 2 chicks. We are surprised to see two chiks in the nest today. The second is much smaller and probably from a nest nearby. Dec 31,Jackson, 2 chicks. The second chick is still there. We hope Jackson and Mordovia will feed it.
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Jan 1,Mordovia, 2 chicks. The second chick is still there. Jan 2, Jackson, 1 chick. The second chick has left this nest. Jan 3, Mordovia, 1 chick. Jan 4, Jackson, 1 chick.
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Jan 5, Jackson, 1 chick. Jan 6, Mordovia, 1 chick. Jan 7, Mordovia, 1 chick. Jan 8, Jackson, 1 chick.
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Jan 9, Jackson, 1 chick. Jan 10, Mordovia, 1 chick. Jan 11, Mordovia, 1 chick. Jan 12, Jackson, 1 chick.
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Jan 13, Mordovia, 1 chick. Jan 14, Mordovia, 1 chick. Jan 15, Jackson, 1 chick. Jan 16, Jackson, 1 chick.
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Jan 17, Jackson, 1 chick.      
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