nest check

Nest #4
 

 

 

 

Banded Bird #78997 – Male

Band #78997 is a 6 year old male, was first spotted in the colony in 2019 and this is his first nest. He is young, but may be able to raise chicks. The parents are Flipper and Sally named by the students in Tiffany Sheets class from Kingwood ES, WV. They are in a small breeding group close to the sea. There are many large rocks around their nest to help fend off the Skuas.

First Egg: Nov 17, 2022, both were laid the same day.

#78997 Nesting Colony

One of our most exposed and vulnerable nests.  The group is very small, only about 13 nests, and this pair is on the edge making them easy targets for the Skuas. There are a couple of large rocks near them which will help, but they will have to be careful.

 

Penguins on a nest

Nov 29, 2022

Flipper is on the nest, 2 eggs.

penguin on a nest

Nov 30, 2022

Flipper is still here, waiting for Sally to return.

Penguin on eggs

Dec 1, 2022

Flipper is on the nest.
penguin on a nest

Dec 2, 2022

Flipper is keeping the eggs warm.
penguin on eggs

Dec 3, 2022

Sally is back and on the eggs.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 23, 2022

Flipper is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 24, 2022

Flipper is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Penguin on eggs

Nov 25, 2022

Flipper is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Nov 26-27, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving. No pictures today.

penguin on eggs

Nov 28, 2022

Sally has returned and is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Nov 18, 2022

Flipper is on the nset, 2 eggs.

Nov 19, 2022

Sally is on the nest, 2 eggs.

penguin on a nest

Nov 20 2022

Flipper is back and on the nest.

Penguin with eggs

Nov 21, 2022

Flipper is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Penguin on a nest with eggs.

Nov 22, 2022

Flipper is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Nov 13, 2022

We see Flipper and Sally for the first time. They have a lovely rock nest

Nov 14, 2022

Nov 15, 2022

Flipper and Sally are on the nest.

Nov 16, 2022

Flipper is on the nest, Sally is standing by.

Nov 17, 2022

Flipper and Sally are on the nest. Sally has laid 2 eggs. Their family is on the way.