Nest #9 status and archive, 2014-15

The banded male is 7 years old and has been seen in the colony before very near where he decided to build his nest this year. We frist saw his mate on Nov 8 and first sighted eggs on Nov 19th. The nest is in the Centerfield breeding group and near some big rocks so they should be protected from the Skuas. The female has been named Carrie by the VASA explorers in Ms Given's Class in Fresno, CA. The male has been named Buddy by Sandy Sullivan's class at Kuss Middle School,Fall River, MA.

The first egg was sighted on Nov 19, 2014

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Banded bird # 5219, Male  
The banded male and his mate The Centerfield breeding group
 
Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20
waiting for eggs waiting for eggs the male, one egg the male is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
penguin on a nest Antarctic snow storm
the male is on the nest, 2 eggs the male is on the nest, 2 eggs the male is on the nest, 2 eggs 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 penguin on a nest penguin on a nest penguin on a nest
the male is on the nest, 2 eggs the male is on the nest, 2 eggs the male is on the nest, 2 eggs the male is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2
the male is on the nest, 2 eggs the male is on the nest, 2 eggs the male is on the nest, 2 eggs the male is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6
the male is on the nest, We are only seeing 1 egg today, so will check again tomorrow. Buddy is on the nest, we do not know how many eggs. Buddy is on the nest, we do not know how many eggs. Buddy is on the nest, we think 2 eggs.
 
Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10
Buddy is on the nest, we think 2 eggs. Carrie is back and on the nest, 2 eggs. Carrie is on the nest, 2 eggs. Carrie is on the nest, 2 eggs.
       
Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14
Carrie is on the nest, 2 eggs. Carrie is on the nest, 2 eggs. Carrie is on the nest, we saw today for sure there is only 1 egg Carrie is on the nest, 1 egg.
 
Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18
Carrie is on the nest, 1 egg. Carrie is on the nest, 1 egg. Carrie is on the nest, 1 egg. Buddy is back and on the nest, 1 egg.
 
Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22
Carrie is on the nest, 1 egg. Carrie is on the nest, the chick has hatched. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! His name is Cocoa. Buddy is back with Cocoa Carrie is back with Cocoa
 
Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26

 

Happy Holidays

No picture Today

Carrie is with Cocoa Buddy is with Cocoa Buddy is with Cocoa  
 
Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30
Buddy is trading places with Carrie, Cocoa is sleeping Buddy is with Cocoa. Carrie is with Cocoa who is growing Buddy is with Cocoa today.
 
Dec 31 Jan 1, 2015 Jan 2, 2015 Jan 3
Carrie is with Cocoa who is growing. Carrie is with Cocoa. Carrie is with Cocoa. Carrie is with Cocoa.
 
Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7
Buddy is with Cocoa today. Cocoa is learning to be independent. Carrie is close by Cocoa is asleep, Carrie is close by Cocoa is asleep. Both parents are gone.
 
Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan 11
Cocoa has joined a group of young chicks, we are not sure where he is, we will check tomorrow.
Cocoa is learning to be independent, and has joined other chicks his age to keep warm while both parents are out getting food. Cocoa is here, Carrie is close by Cocoa is getting a meal from Buddy.  
 
Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15
Cocoa is the big one in the back. He has joined other chicks his age to stay warm while the adults are out searching for food.

Buddy is standing by and stretching, Cocoa is resting.

 

Cocoa is awake, Carrie is close by Cocoa is resting alone today.
       
Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18  
The Adelie penguin breeding season for us is over. We have packed our tents and headed home. Please join us next year as we select 10 new families to follow.
Cocoa has just eaten Buddy is here, Cocoa is muddy. Cocoa is here alone today, say good bye, this is our last picture.