nest check

Nest #3
 

 

 

 

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. 

#78786 Nesting Colony

This male selected the same site as in previous years, but this is a new mate. They are near the edge of a small group of nests, which makes them exposed to the Skuas, but there are two large rocks near them for protection. Only about 20 nests are in the group.

penguin on a nest

Nov 30 2022

Leo is on the nest, 2 eggs.

penguin on a nest

Dec 1, 2022

Leo is waiting for Hazel to return. He is getting hungry.

penguin with egg

Dec 2, 2022

Leo is still waiting.

penguins on their nest

Dec 3, 2022

Leo is on the nest waiting for Hazel.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 24 2022

Leo is on the nest, Hazel has left to find food.

penguins on a nest

Nov 25, 2022

Leo is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Nov 26-28, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving. No pictures today.

penguins on their nest

Nov 28 2022

Leo is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Penguins on a nest

Nov 29, 2022

Leo is on the nest with the eggs.

penguin pair

Nov 19, 2022

Leo and Hazel are on the nest.

penguin with egg

Nov 20, 2022

Leo and Hazel are on the nest, an egg has been laid, wahoo!

penguins on a nest

Nov 21, 2022

Leo and Hazel on the nest. One egg.

penguins on their nest

Nov 22 2022

Leo and Hazel on the nest, at least one egg.

Penguin with eggs

Nov 23, 2022

There are two eggs, both Leo and Hazel are on the nest.

penguin pair

Nov 14, 2022

Leo and Hazel are on the nest.

banded penguins

Nov 15, 2022

Both adults are on the nest, waiting for eggs to arrive.

penguin pair

Nov 16, 2022

Both parents are on the nest.

banded penguin pair

Nov 17, 2022

Leo and Hazel are on the nest. No eggs yet.

penguin pair

Nov 18, 2022

Leo and Hazel are on the nest, no eggs yet.