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Nest #5, 2018-19

Banded Bird #4877, Female

This pair was here in the colony last year and raised a chick. Their nest is close by to where it was last year, and in a protected area we call the Rocks. The female is 11 years old so a seasoned parent. We do not know how old her partner is. They have been named Frost and Freeze by the students in Sandry Sullivan's 6th grade Science class at Old Hammondtown ES in Mattapoisett MA

Dec 22, 2018. The nest has failed. Today the egg is gone. Although Freeze is still near the nest, she will leave soon. It is a sad day.

First egg: Nov 11, 2018, Second egg: Nov 14, 2018

Dec 9, 2018 We noticed there was only one egg left in the nest. We do not know what happened to the 2nd egg.

Jan 15, 2019. Although this nest started with two eggs, neither had a chance to hatch. Perhaps they rolled away or the Skuas took them, we will not know. The banded bird stayed near the nest for 2 weeks but then finally left. We never saw her mate again. She is wearing one of our Geo-location tags so we sure hopes she comes back next year. Check with us in Nov 2019.

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Nov 6, 2018 Nov 7, 2018 Nov 8, 2018 Nov 9, 2018
No egg. No egg yet. Still no egg. No egg today.
Nov 10, 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Nov 12, 2018 Nov 13, 2018
no picture today
  Both parents are here, and there is at least one egg. YEAH ! ! Both parents, one egg. Both parents, and there is at least one egg.
Nov 14, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov. 16, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs
Nov 18, 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Nov. 20, 2018 Nov 21, 2018
Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs
Nov 22, 2018 Nov 23, 2018 Nov. 24, 2018 Nov 25, 2018
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
Freeze and 2 eggs   Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs
Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018 Nov. 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018
Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs Freeze and 2 eggs (28 days) Freeze and 2 eggs (29 days)
Nov 29, 2018 Dec 1, 2018 Dec 2, 2018 Dec 3, 2018
Frost is back YEAH ! ! There are 2 eggs Frost is here, 2 eggs Frost is here, 2 eggs Frost is here, 2 eggs
Dec 4, 2018 Dec 5, 2018 Dec 6, 2018 Dec 7, 2018
Frost is here, 2 eggs Frost is here, 2 eggs Frost is here, 2 eggs Frost is here, 2 eggs
Dec 8, 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Dec 11, 2018
Frost is here, 2 eggs Frost is here, only one egg Frost is here, 1 egg Frost is here, 1 egg
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
Freeze and 1 egg. Freeze and 1 egg. Freeze and 1 egg. Freeze and 1 egg.
Dec 16, 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Dec 19, 2018

No picture today

Big Storm

Freeze and 1 egg. Freeze and Frost, 1 egg.   Both parents are near the nest.
Dec 20, 2018 Dec 21, 2018 Dec 22, 2018 Dec 23, 2018

No picture today

Big Storm

Freeze and 1 egg.   Freeze is here and my fears are confirmed. The egg is gone. This nest has failed We are sad. Freeze is still here, but will leave soon. We will look for her and her mate again next year. This will be our last picture of this nest.