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Nest #2, 2018-19

Banded Bird #4235, Male

This bird has been in our study for 5 out of the 6 last seasons, click HERE to see the stories. They have been successful in raising chicks, but not every year. In each year he has built his nest in the exact same location, and probably has the same mate. They arrived early this year and have a well buit nest. He is 11 years old. We do not know how old his mate is. The first chick has been named Sevgi which means 'love' in Turkish by the students at Ahmet Erdem Anatolian High School in Bursa, Turkey. The second chick is Mukki, which means 'child' or 'little one in the Algonquian language and was named by the third graders in the Gilman School, Baltimore, Maryland. They want to honor the Native Americans from the Chesapeake Bay, and the Algonquian people.

First egg: Nov 8, 2018, Second egg: Nov 11, 2018

First chick hatches: Dec 19, 2018, Second egg hatches: Dec 21, 2018

Jan 17, 2019. This is our last picture of Sevgi and Mukki. We left them on the nest waiting for theri next meal. These are big healthy chicks, we wish them a long and happy penguin life.

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Oct 31, 2018 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
This pair is on the exact same spot as last year No egg yet. No egg yet. No egg yet.
Nov 4, 2018 Nov 5, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 7, 2018
No eggs yet No egg yet. Waiting for the egg No egg today.
Nov 8, 2018 Nov 9, 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Nov 11, 2018
Yeah! the first egg has been laid Both parents and one egg. Both parents and at least one egg. Both parents and two eggs
Nov 12, 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Both parents, 2 eggs Both parents, 2 eggs Both parents, 2 eggs Both parents, 2 eggs
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 17, 2018 Nov 18, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
Peace and Harmony are here. Peace and Harmony are here, one egg has been lost. Peace is here, one egg. Peace is here, one egg.
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 21, 2018 Nov 22, 2018 Nov 23, 2018
No Picture today Happy Thanksgiving.
Peace is here, I see only one egg. Harmony is here, the second egg has been replaced. Harmony is here, 2 eggs  
Nov 24, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018
Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs
Nov 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs
Dec 2, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 Dec 5, 2018
Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs Harmony is here, 2 eggs
Dec 6, 2018 Dec 7, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Dec 9, 2018
Harmony is here, 2 eggs Peace is back, there are 2 eggs Peace, there are 2 eggs Peace, there are 2 eggs
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 11, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018
Peace, there are 2 eggs Peace, there are 2 eggs Peace, there are 2 eggs Peace, there are 2 eggs
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Dec 17, 2018
Peace, there are 2 eggs Peace and 2 eggs. Harmony and 2 eggs. Harmony and 2 eggs.
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Dec 21, 2018

No picture today

Storm

No picture today

Storm

  Peace and the first egg has hatched, YEAH! ! . Harmony one chick and one egg. Look closely and see the second egg is hatching. His name is Sevgi  
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 23, 2018 Dec 24, 2018 Dec 25, 2018
Merry Christmas
Sevgi and Mukki with Peace Sevgi and Mukki with both parents near the nest. Sevgi and Mukki with Harmony  
Dec 26, 2018 Dec 27, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Dec 29, 2018
Another BIG storm
Sevgi and Mukki with Peace   Harmony is here with his 2 chicks Harmony is here with his 2 chicks
Dec 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2019
Happy New Year
Harmony is here with his 2 chicks Harmony is here with Sevgi and Mukki   Harmony is here with Sevgi and Mukki has moved to a soft rock for a nap.
Jan 3, 2019 Jan 4, 2019 Jan 5, 2019 Jan 6, 2019
Sevgi and Mukki with Peace who is standing on the nest. The chicks are with their friends. Sevgi and Mukki are sleeping. No parents are around. Harmony is here, Sevgi and Mukki are exploring the area. Sevgi is exercising his wings. They are not bone yet, but cartilage Sevgi and Mukki are joining the group crech. They are old enough to be alone for short periods of time while both parents are gone.
Jan 7, 2019 Jan 8, 2019 Jan 9, 2019 Jan 10, 2019
Peace has just fed her chicks and is standing on the nest. Sevgi and Mukki are learning to be independant. Harmony is here feeding Mukki. Sevgi is nearby in the crech. Both chicks are in the crech. Neither parent is here. Harmony is here feeding his chicks. Sevgi and Mukki are waiting for more.
Jan 11, 2019 Jan 12, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 Jan 14, 2019
Both chicks are in the crech. Neither parent is here. One large chick is begining to molt. Sevgi and Mukki are just behind him. Sevgi and Mukki are on their nest site. No parents are nearby. I have no idea which ones are ours. We will have to wait for the parents to sort them out.
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
Mukki is here sleeping and Sevgi is standing in the nest. Peace is also here and just finished feeding them. Sevgi and Mukki are on their nest site. Sevgi and Mukki are on the right. They are big healthy chicks.