Nest #8 status and archive, 2016-17

This female failed to raise a family last season. This year she is in a different breeding group with a different mate. She is 16 years old and was first seen in the colony in 2005. She has had a few successful nests in the last 10 years, but not every year. They have a good nest in the South Rockway breeding group and we wish them luck in raising a family there. Nov 13, Female #2774 has switched nests. This is a common event in the breeding colony. Mates return late to a previous nest and take back the nest and mate from an intruder. This is what has happend here. Nov 19, the female has left the colony, Nov 22, the male has abandoned the nest, the rocks are gone. We will switch to a new pair.

Nov 23. This male is 9 years old. He was first seen in the colony when he was a 4 year old, but has only raised one family since then. He and his mate have a good nest in the Seaview breeding group close to Nest # 4. The egg was first sighted on Nov 22, there is only one, and the female has already left for the ocean and a good feed.

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Nest #8 Male, band #5221  
Nov 9, 2016. Female and her mate. The Seaview breeding group.
 
Nov 9, Female #2774 Nov 10, Female #2774 Nov 11,Female #2774 Nov 12, Female #2774
Pair, no eggs Pair, no eggs Pair, no eggs Pair, no eggs
 
Nov 13, Female #2774 Nov 14, Female #2774 Nov 15, Female #2774 Nov 16, Female #2774
Pair no eggs Pair no eggs Pair no eggs Pair no eggs
       
Nov 17,Female #2774 Nov 18, Female #2774 Nov 19,Female #2774 Nov 20

Selecting another pair. The female has left the colony, there will be no eggs in this nest.

 

 

Pair no eggs Pair no eggs Pair no eggs  
 
Nov 21 Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 25
We have selected another pair to follow. Male #5221 and his mate. No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
  Male is on the nest, one egg Male is on the nest, one egg  
 
Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving no picturte today
  Male is on the nest, one egg Male on the nest. one egg  
 
Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3
 
Male, one egg Male, one egg Both the female and the male are here. The male will leave soon. One egg