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      
     
Carrie is on the nest, 1 egg.