adelie penguin

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Nest #4, 2018-19

Banded Bird #4202, Male

This bird has raised chicks in the past and has been in this exact nesting site for the last 4 years. We do not know if it is the same mate as previous years or not. He is wearing one of our geo-location trackers on his leg so we can follow his travels for one year These penguins have been named by the Biology students - from Staedtische Realschule Sundern, Germany, and their teacher Reinhard Marx. They are Kyle and Tori.

First egg: Nov 12, 2018, only one egg was laid

Dec 6, The nest has failed. Kyle stayed in the colony for 35 days without food or water, he could not wait for Tori any longer. The egg was taken within minutes

Jan 15, 2019. We saw Kyle one more time this season. He came back and rested in his nest for just one day and then was off. We did not see him again. He is one of my favorite birds, so I will look for him next year. Check back with us in Nov 2019.

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Nov 1, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018 Nov 4, 2018
Male with prospective mate Male with prospective mate Male with prospective mate Male alone
Nov 5, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 7, 2018 Nov 8, 2018
Male alone Male alone Male with prospective mate Male with prospective mate
Nov 9, 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Nov 12, 2018
no picture today
Male and Female   Male and Female, no eggs yet. YEAH ! ! The first egg has been laid.
Nov 13, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 16, 2018
Both parents, 1 egg. Kyle is here, only one egg. The female has gone. Kyle is here, only one egg. Kyle is here, only one egg.
Nov 17, 2018 Nov 18, 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Nov 20, 2018
Kyle is here, only one egg. Kyle is here, only one egg. Kyle is here, only one egg. Kyle is here, only one egg.
Nov 21, 2018 Nov 22, 2018 Nov 23, 2018 Nov 24, 2018
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
Kyle is here, only one egg. He has been without food or water for 21 days. Kyle is here, one egg.   Kyle is here, one egg. He has been without food or water for 24 days.
Nov 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018 Nov 28, 2018
Kyle is here, one egg. Kyle is here, one egg, 26 days. Kyle is here, one egg, 27 days. Kyle is here, one egg, 28 days.
Nov 29, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2018 Dec 2, 2018
Kyle is here, one egg, Kyle is here, one egg, 30 days. Kyle is here, one egg. Kyle is here, one egg, 32 days.
Dec 3, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 Dec 5, 2018 Dec 6, 2018
Kyle is here, one egg. Kyle is here, one egg. Kyle is here, one egg. 35 days. Kyle has left. He was too hungry to stay any longer. The egg is gone too.
Dec 7, 2018   Jan 15, 2019  
This will be the last picture of this nest unless the birds return.  
Today the rocks are gone.   Kyle returned, He is resting on his nest, perhaps he will come back next year.