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Nest #6, 2018-19

Banded Bird #4012, Male

We have swtiched nests from #6268 to #4012. This male is 14 years old this year, has been coming to Cape Royds since 2007, and was in our study last year. He has always had his nest in the Cliff breeding group but this may be a new mate. The pair has been named by the students in Tammy Rickenberger's class in Fresno, California. They are Cooper and Cali.

The chick has been named Holiday by the students in Mary-Cahterine Irving's class at McDonogh ES in Owings Mills, MD,

First egg: Nov 13, 2018, Sercond egg: Nov 14, 2018

Dec 12, 2018. It is confirmed there is only one egg on this nest now. So sad. We do not know what happened but probably Skuas.

First chick to hatch: Dec 20, 2018

Jan 17, 2109. This is our last look at Holiday. She is a big chick and we hope she has a long and healthy penguin life.

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Nov 4, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 11, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
The male is alone There is a female here, but no egg yet No egg today There are 2 eggs and the male is alone.
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 17, 2018 Nov 18, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
Cooper and 2 eggs. Cooper and 2 eggs. Cooper and 2 eggs. Cooper and 2 eggs.
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 21, 2018 Nov 22, 2018 Nov 23, 2018
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
Cooper and 2 eggs. Cooper and 2 eggs. Cooper and 2 eggs.  
Nov 24, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018
Cali has returned, 2 eggs. Cali, 2 eggs. Cali, 2 eggs. Cali, 2 eggs.
Nov 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Cali, 2 eggs. Cali, 2 eggs. Cali, 2 eggs. Cali and Cooper are trading places.
Dec 2, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 Dec 5, 2018
Cooper and 2 eggs Cooper and 2 eggs Cooper and 2 eggs Cali and 2 eggs
Dec 6, 2018 Dec 7, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Dec 9, 2018
Cali and 2 eggs Cooper, with 2 eggs Cooper, with 2 eggs Cooper, with 2 eggs
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 11, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018
Cali and 2 eggs Cali and I am not sure how many eggs are there. Both parents are here, there is only one egg. Cooper, with 1 egg
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Dec 17, 2018
Cooper, with 1 egg Cooper and Cali are here, 1 egg Cooper, one egg. Cali, one egg.
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Dec 21, 2018

No Picture today

Big Storm

No Picture today

Big Storm

  Cali, one egg. Cali, the chick has hatched, YEAH! ! ! Her name is Holiday  
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 23, 2018 Dec 24, 2018 Dec 25, 2018
Merry Christmas
Cooper is here today with Holiday Cooper and Cali are here today with Holiday Cali is here today with Holiday  
Dec 26, 2018 Dec 27, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Dec 29, 2018
Another BIG storm
Cooper is here today with Holiday   Cali is here today with Holiday Cooper is here today with Holiday
Dec 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2019
Happy New Year
Cooper is here today with Holiday Cooper is here today with Holiday who is not so little anymore.   Cooper is here today with Holiday who is asking for food.
Jan 3, 2019 Jan 4, 2019 Jan 5, 2019 Jan 6, 2019
Cali is here today and Holiday is sleeping. Cali is here with Holiday Cali is here today and Holiday is sleeping. Cooper is here today with Holiday. This is a well fed chick.
Jan 7, 2019 Jan 8, 2019 Jan 9, 2019 Jan 10, 2019
Holiday has joined the local crech. Holiday is in the local crech. Holiday is in the rear with Cali. These two on the left front are Opal and Oynx from Nest #9. Holiday is on her nest. The crech is nearby. That might be Cali.
Jan 11, 2019 Jan 12, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 Jan 14, 2019
no picture today.
Holiday is being fed by Copper. Holiday is sleeping on the nest site. Holiday is on the nest site, Cali is in the background.  
Jan 15, 2019 Jan 16, 2019 Jan 17, 2019  
Nest Check is completed for this season, check back with us in Nov 2019 to watch 10 more penguin families raise their chicks at Cape Royds, Antarctica
Holiday is on the nest site, Cali is in the background. Holiday is on the nest site sleeping. Holiday is on the nest site waiting for her next meal.