Nest #9 status and archive, 2016-17

Banded male #5197. He is 9 years old and was first seen around Cape Royds in 2010. He has successfully raised one family and his nest is in the Cliff section of the colony. The first egg was seen on Nov 16. This pair has been named by the students in WIlliam Hooper's class at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Savannah, Georgia. They are PeanutButter and SugarCane

Dec 20, the chick has hatched. ( 34 days)

Dec 25, The chick is gone, so many of our chicks are not able to hold out for the parent to return with food. It is a tough year at Cape Royds.

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Band # 5197 Male  
Nov 3, Banded male looking for his female

Can you find the nest with this banded male?

 
Nov 3 Nov 8

Nov 9

Nov 10
PeanutButter waiting for female PeanutButter waiting for female female arrives Mated pair no eggs
 
Nov 11 Nov 12

Nov 13

Nov 14
Mated pair no eggs Mated pair no eggs Mated pair no eggs Mated pair no eggs
 
Nov 16 Nov 17

Nov 18

Nov 19
FIRST EGG PeanutButter, one egg PeanutButter, not sure how many eggs PeanutButter, not sure how many eggs
 
Nov 20 Nov 21

Nov 22

Nov 23
MAJOR STORM, NO PICTURES
PeanutButter, 2 eggs   PeanutButter, 2 eggs PeanutButter, 2 eggs
 
Nov 24 Nov 25

Nov 26

Nov 27
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
PeanutButter, 2 eggs     PeanutButter, 2 eggs
 
Nov 28 Nov 29

Nov 30

Dec 1
PeanutButter, 2 eggs PeanutButter, 2 eggs PeanutButter, 2 eggs SugarCane has returned, 2 eggs
       
Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5
SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs
 
Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9
SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs
 
Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13
No picture today
SugarCane, 2 eggs   SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs
 
Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17
Snow storm today, no picture
SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs SugarCane, 2 eggs  
 
Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21
penguin chicks
PeanutButter is on the nest. PeanutButter is on the nest. PeanutButter is on the nest and the chick has hatched. Welcome to the world ! PeanutButter is on the nest We only see one chick.
 
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25
PeanutButter is on the nest with the chick. PeanutButter is on the nest with the chick. PeanutButter is on the nest with the chick. PeanutButter waited 9 days for his mate to return with food for the chick, it was too long. The chick is gone and PeanutButter is leaving too.
Jan 10. We never saw these birds again The 2016-17 Nest Check has concluded for the season. Please check back with us early Nov 2017 for all new families to follow.