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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.

This pair has been named Alex and Ashley by the Second grade students in Mrs Volak's class at JM Grasse ES in Sellersville, PA.

The chicks have been named Opal and Onyx by the students in Therese Hood's class at Gateway ES, in Fort Myers, FL.

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

First chick: Dec 11, 2018, 34 days since the first egg was laid.

Jan 14, 2019. Our last picture of this penguin family. They have raised two healthy chicks and we wish them well over the winter. Check back with us in Nov 19 to see if Alex or Ashley return.

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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 Alex, two eggs.
Nov 12, 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Alex, two eggs. Alex, two eggs. Alex, two eggs. Alex, two eggs.
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 17, 2018 Nov 18, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
Alex, two eggs. Alex, two eggs. Alex, two eggs. Alex, two eggs.
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 21, 2018 Nov 22, 2018 Nov 23, 2018
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
Alex, two eggs. Today is 4 weeks for Alex without food or water. We hope Ashley returns soon. Alex, two eggs.  
Nov 24, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018
Alex, two eggs, it's been 31 days. Ashley has returned, she is on 2 eggs Ashley is on 2 eggs Ashley is on 2 eggs
Nov 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Ashley is on 2 eggs Ashley is on 2 eggs Ashley is on 2 eggs Ashley is on 2 eggs
Dec 2, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 Dec 5, 2018
Ashley is on 2 eggs Ashley is on 2 eggs Ashley is on 2 eggs Alex, is back just in time for the storm, two eggs.
Dec 6, 2018 Dec 7, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Dec 9, 2018
Alex, two eggs. Ashley is on 2 eggs Ashley is on 2 eggs Alex, two eggs.
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 11, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018
Alex, two eggs. Ashley is here and one egg has hatched YEAH ! ! . 34 days since the egg was laid. Alex, two chicks. HAPPY DAY Alex, two chicks.
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Dec 17, 2018
Alex, two chicks. Alex, two chicks. Alex, two chicks. Ashley and 2 chicks
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Dec 21, 2018

No Picture Today

Big Storm

No Picture Today

Big Storm

chicks are one week old today Ashley and 2 chicks Both parents are here.  
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 23, 2018 Dec 24, 2018 Dec 25, 2018
Merry Christmas
Alex and 2 chicks Alex and 2 chicks Ashley and 2 big chicks  
Dec 26, 2018 Dec 27, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Dec 29, 2018
Another BIG storm
Alex with Opal and Oynx who are 2 weeks old.   Alexwith Opal and Oynx Ashleywith Opal and Oynx
Dec 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2019
Happy New Year
Ashleywith Opal and Oynx Alex with Opal and Oynx   Alex with Opal and Oynx near by
Jan 3, 2019 Jan 4, 2019 Jan 5, 2019 Jan 6, 2019
Ashleywith Opal and Oynx near by Opal and Oynx have joined a crech while they wait for the parents to bring back food. Opal and Oynx in their crech. Alex was nearby today. Opal and Oynx in their crech.
Jan 7, 2019 Jan 8, 2019 Jan 9, 2019 Jan 10, 2019
Alex is in the nest, the chicks have joined a crech. See Nest #6 for Jan 7. Alex is in the nest, the chicks are nearby. Opal and Oynx in their crech. They are the two on the far left. Opal and Oynx in their crech.
Jan 11, 2019 Jan 12, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 Jan 14, 2019
Opal and Oynx with their friends. They are the two in front. Ashley is on the nest, the chicks are nearby. Alex is on the nest today, the chicks are nearby. Opal is here, but I do not know where Onyx is. I am sure he has joined the large crech nearby. This will be the last picture of this penguin family as I can no longer tell which chicks are ours unless they come to the nest.