Nest # 10 status and archive, 2017-18

This banded Male #6748 is 7 years old and was first seen at Cape Royds in 2015. He was five years old then but did not build a nest. He was agfain seen last year and had a nest with one egg. Many of our nests failed last year and his was one of them. He is close to the place where his nest was last year and with a new mate. Lets watch and see what happens. This pair has been named Jack and Waddles by the students in Kristine Gutherie's 5th grade class at Mount Harmony Elementary School in Owings MD.

Female arrived on Nov 6th, 2017

First egg was seen on Nov 17th, probably laid on Nov 15th or 16th. Single chick hatched on Dec 17th.

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

Jan 15, 2018. This nest produced one big, fat chick. I think he spent the whole season eating and sleeping. He will do well out on the ice his first year and we will look for him in about 4 years.

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Banded male #6748  
Jack in his nest waiting for the female
 
Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8
Jack waiting for the female Waddles has arrived Jack and Waddles Jack and Waddles
 
Nov 9 Nov 10 Nov 11 Nov 12
Jack and Waddles Jack and Waddles Jack and Waddles Jack and Waddles
 
Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16
No Picture Today No Picture Today
Jack and Waddles Jack and Waddles 3 day storm 3 day storm
 
Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20
No Picture Today
Waddles, one EGG Waddles, at least one EGG Jack, two EGGs  
 
Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
Jack, two EGGs Jack, two EGGs Jack, one EGG Jack, one EGG
 
Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28
No Picture Today
Jack, one EGG Jack, one EGG Jack, one EGG  
 
Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2
Jack, one EGG Jack, one EGG Jack, one EGG Jack, one EGG
 
Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6
Jack, one EGG Waddles, one EGG (she was gone for 15 days) Waddles, one EGG Waddles, one EGG
 
Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10
Waddles, one EGG Waddles, one EGG Waddles, one EGG Waddles, one EGG
 
Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14
Waddles, one EGG Waddles, one EGG Waddles, one EGG Waddles, one EGG
 
Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18
Waddles, one EGG Jack, one egg starting to hatch. Look closely. Jack, one newly hatched chick! Jack, one very small chick!
 
Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22
Waddles, one chick waking up. Waddles, one chick sleeping Waddles, one hungry chick. Jack, one hungry chick.
 
Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26
Jack, one chick growing fast. Waddles, one chick Jack, one chick Jack, one chick
 
Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30
Waddles, one chick Waddles, one chick Jack, one chick Jack, one chick
 
Dec 31 Jan 1, 2018 Jan 2 Jan 3

 

Happy New Year, no pictures today

 

    Waddles, one chick Waddles, one chick
 
Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7
Jack, with Frost Jack, with Frost who is exploring his environment Jack and Waddles with Frost Waddles with Frost
 
Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan 11
Jack and Waddles with Frost Jack, with Frost Jack, with Frost Waddles with Frost
 
Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15
Waddles with Frost Jack, with Frost Jack, with Frost Frost, still sleeping
 
This concludes the Nest Check pictures for the Adelie 2017-18 breeding season. Please come back in Nov 2018, for another year of penguin stories.