adelie penguin

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Nest #9, 2018-19

Banded Bird #5197, Male

This bird is 11 years old and was in our study last year. They were not able to raise a chick last year as another bird disrupted the nest and the chick was lost. Go HERE to see what happened in 2017-18. This year they have built a nest a few feet away. The female showed up on Nov. 1 and is probably the same mate from last year. They are in the Cliff breeding group, just above the water with lots of neighbors to help fend off the Skuas. Lets see how this breeding season turns out for them.

First egg: Nov 7, 2018, Second egg Nov 10, 2018

First chick:

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Oct 31, 2018 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
We see this banded male for the first time. His mate arrives No egg yet. No egg.
Nov 4, 2018 Nov 5, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 7, 2018
No egg yet. No egg yet. Still no egg YEAH, Their first egg.
Nov 8, 2018 Nov 9, 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Nov 11, 2018
Both parents, one egg. Both parents, one egg. Both parents two eggs Male, two eggs.
Nov 12, 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Male, 2 eggs Male, 2 eggs