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 first egg was seen Nov 22.

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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
penguin on a nest      
Jackson is on the nest, two egg. Mordovia has left for the ocean and some food.