Oct 31, 2017 Nov 1 Nov 2 Nov 3
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Joey waiting for his mate Joey waiting for his mate Joey waiting for his mate Joey waiting for his mate
 
Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7
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Joey waiting for his mate Joey and Echo Joey and Echo Joey and Echo
 
Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 10 Nov 11
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Joey and Echo Joey and Echo Joey and Echo Joey and Echo
 
Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15
penguin egg NO PICTURE TODAY
Joey and Echo and one EGG Joey and Echo and one EGG Joey and Echo and one EGG Huge snow storm
 
Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19
NO PICTURE TODAY penguins
Huge snow storm Joey and Echo and two EGGS Joey and two EGGS Joey and two EGGS
 
Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23

No Picture Today

Snow Storm

  Joey and two EGGS Echo and two EGGS Echo and two EGGS
 
Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27
Echo and two EGGS Echo and two EGGS Joey and two EGGS Joey and two eggs
 
Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1
No Picture Today
  Joey and two eggs Joey and two eggs Joey and two eggs
 
Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5
Joey and two eggs Joey and two eggs Joey and two eggs Joey and two eggs
 
Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9
Joey and two eggs Joey and two eggs Joey and two eggs Joey and two eggs
 
Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13
Echo and two eggs, she was gone 2 weeks. Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs Echo and two eggs
 
Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17
No Picture Today
Echo and two eggs   Echo and one egg has hatched. ! ! ! ! Echo, one egg and one chick.
 
Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21
Echo, and two chicks. Echo, and two chicks. Echo, and two chicks. Echo, and two chicks.
 
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25
Echo, and only one chick. One has been lost, Joey has been gone too long. Echo, and only one chick. Echo, and an empty nest, both chicks are lost. Joey took too long to return. Echo, and an empty nest,
 
Dec 27      
     
Echo is gone and many of the rocks of this nest are gone. Joey never came back.    
       

 

 

 

Nest #1 Status and Archives, 2017-2018

This male, banded #1050, has been in our study the last five years and raised chicks in 4 of them. Sadly last year his nest, along with many of the others, failed. The sea ice never broke out and the trip for food took too long. This year he has made a strong nest near the same spot as before and we belive he has the same mate. He is 16 years old, hatched in 2001 and returned to Cape Royds for the first time in 2003 as a 2 year old. You can compare how this pair raised chicks in the past five seasons by clicking HERE. HERE, HERE, HERE

In 2016 the first egg was laid Nov 9, the second on Nov 12.

This year the first egg was seen on Nov 12 and the second on Nov 17.

First chick hatched Dec 16.

Dec 22. One chick has been lost, Joey took too long to return with food.

This pair is Joey and Echo.

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If you would like to see the pictures of last years penguin families go HERE.

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Oct 31, 2017 The Corral breeding group
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Male #1050, Joey is waiting for Echo The Corral breeding group. Joey and Echo have been here 5 seasons