Nest #5 status and archive, 2017-18

Banded Female #2863.This bird is 16 years old, one of the oldest in the colony. She has breed most of the previous years but not always at Cape Royds and not last year. She was sighted at Cape Crozier in 2005, but then returned to Royds. She and her mate are in the Hilton Group and surrounded by other birds that will help fend off the Skuas.

This pair will be named Hope and Pommes by the students in Emma Briddle-Huard's class at College de Baous, France, and the students in Reinhard Marx's class at REalschule Sundern, Germany.

First egg was sighted on Nov 12.

Jan 15, 2018. Hope and Pommes produced one very large and healthy chick. We will look for the parents next year and the chick in about 4 years.

 

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Nest #5 Band #2863 Female  
Banded female and her mate Nov 3, 2017 Their nest in the Hilton Breeding Group
 
Nov 3 Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 6
Both parents Both parents Both parents Both parents
 
Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 10
Both parents Both parents Both parents Both parents
 
Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14
Both parents Both parents, ONE EGG Both parents, ONE EGG Both parents, ONE EGG
 
Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18
NO PICTURE TODAY NO PICTURE TODAY
Huge snow storm Huge snow storm Pommes, ONE EGG or two Pommes, ONE EGG or two
 
Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22

No Picture Today

Snow Storm

Pommes, ONE EGG or two   Pommes, ONE EGG or two Pommes, ONE EGG or two
 
Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26
Pommes, Two EGGs Pommes, Two EGGs Hope, 2 eggs, look how clean she is, fresh from the ocean. Hope, 2 eggs
 
Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30
No Picture Today
Hope 2 eggs   Hope, 1 egg, one has been lost Hope, 1 egg
 
Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4
Hope, 1 egg Hope, 1 egg Hope, 1 egg Hope, 1 egg
 
Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8
Hope, 1 egg Hope, 1 egg Hope, 1 egg Hope, 1 egg
 
Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
Hope, 1 egg Hope,, 1 egg Pommes, one egg Pommes, one egg
 
Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16
Pommes, one egg Hope,, 1 egg Hope, 1 egg Pommes, 1 egg
 
Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
Pommes, one chick ! ! ! Pommes,one chick getting fed. Hope, one chick Pommes, one chick
 
Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24
Hope, one chick Pommes, one chick Hope, one chick Pommes, one chick
 
Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
Hope, one chick Pommes, one chick Hope, one chick Hope and Pommes, one chick
 
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1
Happy New Year, no pictures today
Pommes, one chick Pommes, one chick    
 
Jan 2 Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 5

Hope, one chick Pommes, one chick Hope,one chick Pommes, one chick
 
Jan 6 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 9
Hope,one chick Pommes, one chick Hope,one chick Hope,and Pommes are here with the chick
 
Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13
Pommes, and the chick Hope,the chick is well fed. Hope, this chick is fat. Hope,and Pommes are here with the chick
 
Jan 14 Jan 15    
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.  
Hope, and the chick Hope, and the chick.