nest check

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Banded Bird #06661 – Male

This banded male was in our study in 2019-20. He is now 13 years old. He first bred when he was 4, which is young for Adelie penguins. He could not raise chicks that year, but has successfully raised chicks many times since 2016. Let’s watch and see what happens this season. He has been named Rocky and his mate is Flames by the students in Joni Nesbitt’s class at Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN. Click on the picture to see a larger version. Their nest is in the middle of a group of birds which will help keep the Skuas away. 

First Egg: Nov 16, 2022

#06661 Nesting Colony

Nest #1 is at the top of a hill overlooking the sea ice.   They selected a site near the middle of the group which helps protect them from the Skuas. There are about 20 nests in this group.  The couple had this same nest in 2019 which lets us know these birds like to return to the same site.

Penguin with eggs

Nov 30, 2022

Flames is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Penguin on eggs

Dec 1, 2022

Flames is on the nest wiating for Rocky, it’s been over a week.

penguin adult

Dec 2, 2022

Flames is still waiting.

 

Penguin on a nest

Dec 3, 2022

Flames is keeping the eggs warm.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 24, 2022

Flames is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Penguin on eggs

Nov 25, 2022

Flames is on the nest there are 2 eggs.

Nov 26-28, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving. No pictures today.

 

Penguin on a nest

Nov 28, 2022

Flames is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 29, 2022

Flames in on the nest with the eggs.

penguin pair

Nov 19, 2022

Flames is on the nest, 2 eggs.

penguin adult

Nov 20, 2022

Flames is on the nest, 2 eggs.

penguin with eggs

Nov 21, 2022

Flames is on the nest, 2 eggs.

penguin on a nest

Nov 22, 2022

Flames is on the nest, there are 2 eggs.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 23, 2022

Flames is on the nest, there are 2 eggs.

penguin pair

Nov 14, 2022

Rocky and Flames are on the nest no eggs yet.

penguin adult

Nov 15, 2022

Rocky and Flames are waiting for the eggs to arrive.

Penguin nest with egg

Nov 16, 2022

Flames has laid one egg.

penguin pair with egg

Nov 17, 2022

Rocky and Flames are on the nest, there is one egg.

Nov 18, 2022

Flames os on the nest, 2 eggs.