Nest #8 status and archive, 2017-18

Female band #72364 and Male #2363. This is unusual for two banded birds to mate and build a nest. This older male (18 years) has mated with other banded females in the past and in this nesting group. Some of the nests failed but some raised strong chicks. The female is only 4 years old so this is her first time raising chicks. Both these birds are new to our study so let's see what happens. Mr. Chris' 2nd grade class at Walker-Winter Elementary School in Canton Michigan has named this pair Oreo and Cookie.

Female arrived on Nov 10

First egg was seen on Nov 17th, 2017.

Jan 15, 2018. This nest produced 2 big chicks. We will look for the adults next season and the chicks in about 4 years.

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Nest #8  
Banded male #72364 arriving at his nest on Nov 8. Their nest is located next to Nest #10
 
Nov 8, Nov 10, Nov 11, Nov 12,
Oreo building his nest Cookie arrives Oreo and Cookie Oreo and Cookie
 
Nov 13, Nov 14, Nov 15, Nov 16,
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Oreo and Cookie Oreo and Cookie 3 day storm 3 day storm
 
Nov 17, Nov 18, Nov 19, Nov 20

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Snow Storm

Oreo and Cookie Cookie, one egg Cookie, one egg  
 
Nov 21, Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
Oreo and two eggs Oreo and two eggs Oreo and two eggs Oreo and two eggs
 
Nov 25, Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 28
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Oreo and two eggs Cookie and two eggs Cookie and two eggs  
 
Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 2
Cookie and two eggs Oreo and two eggs Oreo and two eggs Oreo and two eggs
 
Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6
Oreo and two eggs Oreo and two eggs Cookie and two eggs Cookie and two eggs
 
Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 10
Cookie and two eggs Cookie and two eggs Cookie and two eggs Cookie and two eggs
 
Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14
Cookie and two eggs Cookie and Oreo, 2 eggs Oreo, 2 eggs Oreo, 2 eggs
 
Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18
Cookie and two eggs Oreo, 2 eggs Oreo, 2 eggs Cookie and two eggs
 
Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22
Cookie and one egg and one newly hatched chick Oreo with one egg and one chick Oreo with one egg and one chick Cookie and two chicks ! !
 
Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26
Oreo and two chicks Cookie and Oreo with two chicks Cookie and two chicks Oreo with two chicks
 
Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30
Cookie and two chicks Oreo with two chicks Oreo with two chicks Cookie and two chicks
 
Dec 31 Jan 1 Jan 2 Jan 3

 

Happy New Year, no pictures today

 

    Cookie and two chicks Oreo with two chicks
 
Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 6 Jan 7
Cookie and two chicks Oreo with two chicks Cookie and two chicks Cookie and two chicks
 
Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan 11
Cookie and two chicks, there is an extra chick in the nest. Oreo with two chicks Cookie and two chicks Cookie and Oreo are here with the two chicks
 
Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15
Oreo with two chicks Cookie and two chicks Oreo with two chicks The two chicks
 
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.