Nest #4 status and archive, 2017-2018

#5000. This banded male is 9 years old and has been seen in the colony before at this nest site and perhaps with this female. Their nest is in the Hilton breeding group and has plenty of neighbors to help protect from the Skuas. They were in our study in 2014-15.  You can see what happened to them HERE. In that season the first egg was sighted on Nov 18th, let’s see how this season unfolds. This pair has been named for the season by Susan Withnell's class at Linton Springs ES, Sykesville, MD. The are Cook and Penny.

Dec 23. The egg has been lost, it was overdue to hatch and then just as it began something happened and it is gone. We are sad.

 

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Banded Male #5000  
Male #5000 arrives at his nest Nov 6, 2017. He is waiting for his mate to return. The nest is in the Hilton Breeding group and next to a banded nest #2863

 

Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 9
Cook is wating for his mate Cook is wating for his mate Cook is wating for his mate Cook is wating for his mate
 
Nov 10 Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13
Penny has arrived. Penny and Cook Penny and Cook Penny and Cook
 
Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17
NO PICTURE TODAY NO PICTURE TODAY
Penny and Cook Huge snow storm Huge snow storm Cook and at least one egg
 
Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21

No Picture Today

Snow Storm

Cook and at least one egg Cook and at least one egg   Cook and ONE egg
 
Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 25
Cook and ONE egg Cook and ONE egg Cook and ONE egg Cook and Penny, ONE egg
 
Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29
No Picture Today
Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg   Penny and ONE egg
 
Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3
Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg
 
Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7

Cook and ONE egg Cook and ONE egg Cook and ONE egg, Cook hasn't moved since yesterday! Cook and ONE egg
 
Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11
Cook and ONE egg Cook and ONE egg Cook and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg
 
Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15
Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg
 
Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19
Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg Penny and ONE egg
 
Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23
Penny and ONE egg Penny and 1 egg. This egg needs to hatch soon. Penny and the egg is finally hatching. Penny and an empty nest. We do not know what happened, but this nest has failed.
 
Dec 24      
     
The empty nest of Penny and Cook. We will look for them next year.