Nest #7 status and archive, 2017-18

Female #3943. This banded female has been in our study before and has had different nests and different mates. She is 13 years old and had her first nest in 2009 when she was 5 years old. She has been in this nest with this mate for the last several seasons. The male arrived early and mated with a different female ( see pictures) but on Nov 11 #3943 showed up and took both her nest and her mate back. We do not know where the other female went. There were no eggs, but we will expect some now. This year her names will be Luna and her mate Pablo. They are named by Melanie Poknis' class at Thomas Viaduct MS in Howard Co, MD,

First egg was seen on Nov 17, 2017

First chick was seen on Dec 23, 2017, second chick Dec 24.

Dec 30. Both chicks are dead. Luna did not return in time with food, it is a sad day.

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Banded Female #3943  
Banded female arrives on Nov 11 to take her nest and mate back Can you find the banded female on her nest with her mate?
   
Nov 3, 2017 Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 6
Pablo with another female Pablo with another female Pablo with another female Pablo with another female
 
Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 10
No picture today No picture today
Pablo with another female Pablo with another female    
 
Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14
Pablo and Luna has arrived Pablo and Luna Pablo and Luna Pablo and Luna
       
Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18
NO PICTURE TODAY NO PICTURE TODAY
Huge snow storm Huge snow storm Pablo and Luna, one egg Pablo and Luna, one egg
Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22

No Picture Today

Snow Storm

Pablo and Luna, one egg   Pablo, two eggs Pablo, two eggs
 
Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26
Pablo, two eggs Pablo, two eggs Pablo, two eggs Pablo, two eggs
 
Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 30
No Picturte Today
Pablo, two eggs   Pablo, two eggs Pablo,two eggs.. It has been three weeks for Pablo without food or water, we hope Luna comes back soon.
 
Dec 1 Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4
Pablo, two eggs.. Pablo, two eggs.. Pablo, two eggs.. Pablo, two eggs..
 
Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8
Luna is back, YEAH ! ! Luna and 2 eggs Luna and 2 eggs Luna and 2 eggs
 
Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
Luna and 2 eggs Luna and 2 eggs Luna and 2 eggs Pablo and 2 eggs
 
Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16
NO Picture Today
Pablo and 2 eggs Luna and 2 eggs   Luna and 2 eggs
 
Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20
Pablo on 2 eggs, Luna nearby Pablo on 2 eggs Pablo on 2 eggs Pablo on 2 eggs
 
Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24
Pablo on 2 eggs Pablo on 2 eggs Pablo and one egg has hatched, YEAH! ! ! ! Pablo and both eggs have hatched, YEAH! ! ! !
 
Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28
Pablo with 2 chicks. Luna needs to return soon, these chicks are hungry. Pablo with 2 chicks. Pablo with 2 chicks. Pablo with 2 chicks.
 
Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 30 Jan 1
Happy New Year, no pictures today
Pablo with 2 very hungry chicks. Pablo with an empty nest. Luna did not return in time and both chicks are lost. This will be our last picture.