Nest #3 status and archive 2017-18

This banded female, #3809, was hatched in 2003. She is now 14 years old. She was first seen at Cape Royds in Dec. 2006, but did not breed until 2008. There have been several nests since then, many have failed and last year she bred did not produce an egg. This year she and her mate have a well protected nest in the Rocks. This pair has been named by Shelley Stout's and Jennifer Otto's 7th grade classes at Mount View MS, Howard Co, MD. They are Shrek and Fiona

The first egg was seen on Nov 9, 2017. Second egg was seen on Nov 12. We hope she and her mate will raise healthy chicks this year.

First chick hatched Dec. 14th, second on Dec. 15th. They have been names Chole and Cole by the students in Genny Kahlweiss' class at Saint Columban School, Garden Grove, Calif.

Jan 15, 2018. This penguin pair was successful in raising one very large chick. We will look for the adults to return next year. Chole will spend the next few years out on the ice and may return when she is around 4 years old to create her own family.

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Banded bird # 3809, Female  

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Nov 5, Banded female #3809 Fiona Well protected nest in the Rocks breeding group.

 

Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8
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Fiona on her nest Fiona and Shrek Fiona and Shrek Fiona and Shrek
 
Nov 9 Nov 10 Nov 11 Nov 12
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Fiona and Shrek and ONE egg. Fiona and Shrek and ONE egg. Fiona and Shrek and ONE egg. Shrek and TWO eggs.
 
Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16
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Shrek and TWO eggs. Shrek and TWO eggs. 3 day snow storm 3 day snow storm
 
Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20

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Shrek and TWO eggs. Shrek and TWO eggs. Fiona is on the nest, Shrek is here too.  
 
Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
Shrek and TWO eggs. Shrek and TWO eggs. Shrek and TWO eggs. Shrek and TWO eggs.
 
Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28
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Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs  
 
Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2
Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs
 
Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6
Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs Fiona is on the nest, 2 eggs Shrek and 2 eggs. Shrek and 2 eggs.
 
Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10
Shrek and 2 eggs. Shrek and 2 eggs. Shrek and 2 eggs. Fiona and 2 eggs.
 
Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14
Fiona and 2 eggs. Fiona and Shrek and two eggs. Fiona and Shrek and two eggs. Fiona and Shrek are here with one egg and one chick!
 
Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18
Shrek and two chicks ! ! ! . Fiona and 2 chicks ! ! . Chole and Cole are newly hatched. Shrek with Chole and Cole Shrekwith Chole and Cole
 
Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22
Shrek and Fionawith Chole and Cole. Fionawith Chole and Cole. Shrekwith Chole and Cole. Fionawith Chole and Cole.
 
Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26
Shrekwith Chole and Cole Fionawith Chole and Cole. Shrekwith Chole and Cole Shrekwith Chole. Cole has been lost.
 
Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30
Fionawith Chole Shrekwith Chole Fionawith Chole Shrekwith Chole, they look alike
 
Dec 31 Jan 1 Jan 2 Jan 3

 

Happy New Year, no pictures today

 

    Shrekwith Chole Fionawith Chole
 
Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7
Shrekwith Chole Chole is by herself. Chole is by herself. Chole is by herself, but she is getting fed so the parents must be around.
 
Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan 11

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Chole is by herself. Fionawith Chole Chole is hiding. Shrekwith Chole
 
Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15
Chole on her own Chole and her friends Chole with her friends Chole with her friends and well prtected.
 
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.