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Nest #3, 2018-19

Banded Bird #3809, Female

This bird was in our study last year and raised one healthy chick. The pair have made a nest a few feet away from the previous nest. Click HERE to see last years story. She is now 15 years old and an experienced parent. We do not know how old her partner is. The nest is in the Rocks breeding group and very protected from the predation of Skuas. Lets see how this season unfolds. This pair have been named Hunter and Icicle by the 5th Grade students in Nikki Schaefer's class at Scott ES, Scott Air Force Base, IL.

The chick has been named Apollo by the students in Effie Kyrikakis' class at the Aegean University, Haidari, Greece.

First egg: Nov 9th, 2018, Second egg: Nov 11, 2018

First chick hatched Nov 14, 2018, Second chick on Dec 16, 2018

Jan 17, 2019. This nest produced one big chick, Apollo. The nest is very secure in the rocks so this is a good location for raising chicks.

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Nov 1, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018 Nov 4, 2018
This coulpe was first seen today. Nice nest, but no egg Still no egg. No egg yet.
Nov 5, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 7, 2018 Nov 8, 2018
No egg.Still waiting No egg today. No egg today.
Nov 9, 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Nov 12, 2018
no picture today
First egg laid today. YEAH !   Two eggs, both parents are here. Both parents are near the nest, 2 eggs
Nov 13, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 16, 2018
The female is gone, the male is on the nest, 2 eggs Hunter on the nest, 2 eggs Hunter with 2 eggs. Hunter with 2 eggs.
Nov 17, 2018 Nov 18, 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Nov 20, 2018
Hunter with 2 eggs. Hunter with 2 eggs. Hunter with 2 eggs. Icicle has returned and is on the nest, Hunter is nearby.
Nov 21, 2018 Nov 22, 2018 Nov 23, 2018 Nov 24, 2018
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
Hunter is back on the nest and Icicle is standing nearby, 2 eggs Icicle is here, 2 eggs   Hunter is back, 2 eggs.
Nov 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018 Nov 28, 2018
Hunter is here, 2 eggs. Hunter is here, 2 eggs. Icicle is here, 2 eggs Icicle is here, 2 eggs
Nov 29, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2018 Dec 2, 2018
Hunter is here, 2 eggs. Icicle is here, 2 eggs. Hunter was standing nearby. Icicle is here, 2 eggs. Icicle is here, 2 eggs.
Dec 3, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 Dec 5, 2018 Dec 6, 2018
Icicle is here, 2 eggs. Icicle is here, 2 eggs. Hunter is here, 2 eggs. Hunter is here, 2 eggs.
Dec 7, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Dec 10, 2018
Hunter is here, 2 eggs. Icicle is back 2 eggs. Icicle, 2 eggs. Both parents are here today, 2 eggs.
Dec 11, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Dec 14, 2018
Hunter is here, 2 eggs. Hunter is here, 2 eggs. Icicle, 2 eggs. Icicle, 1 egg and one chick YEAH! ! It took 35 days for this egg to hatch.
Dec 15, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Dec 18, 2018

No picture today

Big Storm

Icicle, 1 chick, 1 egg. Icicle, 2 chicks. YEAH ! the second one has hatched Icicle, 2 chicks.  
Dec 19, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Dec 21, 2018 Dec 22, 2018

No picture today

Big Storm

Hunter, 2 chicks. Icicle, 2 chicks. chicks are one week old today. Icicle, 2 chicks.
Dec 23, 2018 Dec 24, 2018 Dec 25, 2018 Dec 26, 2018
Merry Christmas
Hunter, 2 chicks. Icicle, 2 chicks.   Icicle, 2 chicks.
Dec 27, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Dec 29, 2018 Dec 30, 2018
Another BIG storm
  Hunter, 2 chicks. Icicle, 2 chicks. Icicle and Hunter are here with the chicks
Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2019 Jan 3, 2019
Happy New Year  
Hunter, 2 chicks who are 3 weeks old today.   The nest is empty. I can not find the chicks, and this adult is NOT one of the parents. I am worried. No picture today
Jan 4, 2019 Jan 5, 2019 Jan 6, 2019 Jan 7, 2019
One of the chicks has returned. And here is Hunter with Apollo Apollo is sleeping Apollo is hungry, I hope a parent come back today soon.
Jan 8, 2019 Jan 9, 2019 Jan 10, 2019 Jan 11, 2019
Apollo is with his friends in the crech. Hunter is here with Apollo. The crech is sleeping. Hunter is here with Apollo. Apollo is with his friends in the crech.
Jan 12, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 Jan 14, 2019 Jan 15, 2019
Apollo is on the nest site alone. Apollo is on the nest site alone. Apollo is with a friend. Apollo is on the nest site alone.
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  
Hunter is here with Apollo who is begging for food. Apollo is here on the nest resting as he waits for his next meal.