Nest #9 status and archive, 2013-14

This 6 year old female wears the band # 5176 and has laid 2 eggs in the Corral breeding group on the flats. This group is a bit exposed, but there are many other nests around to help protect from Skua attacks. She and her mate will have easy access to the water and we wish them good luck in rasing her chicks.

This pair has been named by Ellen Bergstom's class at Grayslake MS in Grayslake IL. The female is Opal and the male is Hershey.

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First chick:

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Banded bird # 5176, female The Corral breeding group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 30, Female and 2 eggs Dec 1, Female and 2 eggs Dec 2, Female and 2 eggs Dec 3, Female and 2 eggs
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Dec 4, Opal and 2 eggs Dec 5, Opal and 2 eggs Dec 6, Opal and 2 eggs Dec 7, Opal and 2 eggs
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Dec 8, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 9, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 10, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 11, Hershey and 2 eggs
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Dec 12, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 13, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 14, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 15, Hershey and 2 eggs
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Dec 16, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 17, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 18, Opal and 2 eggs Dec 19, Hershey and 2 eggs
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Dec 20, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 21, Hershey and 2 eggs Dec 22, Hershey and Opal are on the nest, the first chick is hatching Dec 23, Opal is on the nest. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! the first chick has hatched.
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Dec 24, Opal is on the nest. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! the second chick has hatched. Dec 25, Hershey and 2 chicks Dec 26, Opal and 2 chicks. Dec 27, Opal and 2 chicks.
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Dec 28, Hershey and 2 chicks Dec 29, Hershey and 2 chicks Dec 30, Opal and 2 chicks Dec 31, Hershey and 2 chicks
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Jan 1, Hershey and 2 chicks Jan 2, Opal and 2 chicks Jan 3, Opal and 2 chicks Jan 4, Opal and 2 chicks
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Jan 5, Hershey and 2 chicks Jan 6, Opal and 2 chicks Jan 7, Hershey and 2 chicks Jan 8, Hershey and 2 chicks
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Jan 9, Opal and 2 chicks Jan 10, Opal and 2 chicks Jan 11, Hershey and 2 chicks Jan 12, Hershey and 2 chicks
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Jan 13, Hershey and 2 chicks Jan 14, Hershey and 2 chicks Jan 15,Opal and 2 chicks Jan 16, Hershey and our two chicks are in this creche.
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Jan 17, Opal and 2 chicks      
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