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Nest #1, 2018-19

Banded Bird #62888, Female

This banded female is 6 years old, we do not know how old her partner is, and they are new to our study. She was first seen in the colony in 2015, but did not breed that year. They have a very secure nest in the Cliffs and lots of neighbors. The male is Rico and she is Snowball. They were named by the 7th graders in Mrs Poknis' class at Thomas Viaduct Middle School, Howard Co., Maryland.

The chicks have been named Dora and Diego by the students in Anne Schoeffler's 7th grade class at Seton Catholic School, Hudson, OH

First egg: Nov 13th, 2018, Second egg: Nov 15th.

FIrst chick to hatch: Both chicks hatched on Dec 15, 2018 ( 35 days after being laid)

Jan 17, 2019. This is our last picture of Dora and Diego. They are on the nest waiting for the parents to bring them food. These are two big and fat chicks, we are glad to see that and wish them a long and healthy penguin life.

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Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018 Nov 4, 2018 Nov 5, 2018
Both parents, no egg. Both parents, empty nest No egg yet Still no egg.
Nov 6, 2018 Nov 7, 2018 Nov 8, 2018 Nov 9, 2018
No egg today. Still no egg. No egg. NO egg yet
Nov 11, 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Empty nest YEAH ! ! one egg. Two eggs. Snowball has left. Rico is on the nest, 2 eggs
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 17, 2018 Nov 18, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
Rico and two eggs Rico and two eggs Rico and two eggs Rico and two eggs
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 21, 2018 Nov 22, 2018 Nov 23, 2018
No Picture today Happy Thanksgiving.
Rico and two eggs Rico and two eggs (Today is 3 weeks for Rico without food or water) Rico and two eggs  
Nov 24, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018
Rico and two eggs. Today is 29 days for Rico without food or water. Rico and two eggs. Rico and two eggs. Rico and two eggs, 32 days
Nov 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Snowball is back, YEAH! 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs
Dec 2, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 Dec 5, 2018
Snowball and 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs
Dec 6, 2018 Dec 7, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Dec 9, 2018
Snowball and 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs Snowball and 2 eggs
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 11, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018
Snowball and Rico is back. There are 2 eggs Rico with 2 eggs Rico with 2 eggs Rico with 2 eggs
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Dec 17, 2018
Snowball and two eggs. One is starting to hatch. Snowball and Rico, 2 chicks. YEAH ! Happy Day. Rico with 2 chicks Snowball and 2 chicks
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Dec 21, 2018

No picture today

Storm

No picture today

Storm

  Snowball and 2 chicks Rico with 2 chicks  
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 23, 2018 Dec 24, 2018 Dec 25, 2018
Merry Christmas
Snowball and 2 chicks Snowball and 2 chicks Rico with 2 chicks  
Dec 26, 2018 Dec 27, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Dec 29, 2018
Another BIG storm
Rico with 2 chicks   Rico with 2 chicks Snowball and 2 chicks
Dec 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2019
Happy New Year
Rico with 2 chicks Rico with 2 chicks. Their names are Dora and Diego.   Dora and Diego are sleeping. The parents are out looking for food.
Jan 3, 2019 Jan 4, 2019 Jan 5, 2019 Jan 6, 2019
Right nest, but that is not our chick. Dora and Diego have joined some other chicks around the corner. All the chicks have now come to stay in our nest. Dora and Diego are on the right hand side of this chick pile. The crech remains here, probably the safest nest in the area. That is not one of our parents, but it is a good thing an adult is nearby. Dora and Diego are here with their friends. No parents are around.
Jan 7, 2019 Jan 8, 2019 Jan 9, 2019 Jan 10, 2019
Dora and Diego are here with their friends. No parents are around. Snowball is here with the chicks and some of their friends Snowball has fed Diego about as much food as he can hold. Dora is nearby in the crech. Dora and Diego are here with their friends. No parents are around.
Jan 11, 2019 Jan 12, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 Jan 14, 2019
Snowball is here on the nest, the chicks are in the crech. Dora and Diego are here with their friends. No parents are around. Dora and Diego are here with Rico today. Dora and Diego are here at the nest site.
Jan 15, 2019 Jan 16, 2019 Jan 17, 2019  
Nest Check is completed for this season, check back with us in Nov 2019 to watch 10 more penguin families raise their chicks at Cape Royds, Antarctica
Rico is on the nest site with his chicks. Dora and Diego are here at the nest site with some friends. Dora and Diego are waiting for their next meal.