Banded Bird #78786 – Male
This banded male arrived at the colony around Nov 12 and was joined by his mate on the 14th. It is rare that 2 banded birds will mate but, she is also banded, #72439. They have been named Leo and Hazel by the students at DuVall Elementary School in Dearborn, MI. Leo is 7 years old and was first seen in the colony in 2019. He raised a family in 2021. Hazel is 12 years old, first arrived at Cape Royds in 2015 and has raised many chicks.
These chicks have been named Marcus and Ira by the students at Winners Education School, NL Power Schools, Greece. Their teacher is Effie Kyrikakis.
First egg: Nov 20. 2022
First Chick: Dec 26, 2023
Second Chick: Dec 28, 2022