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.
The chicks have been named Max and Peyton by the students in Julie Higgs’ class at South Conway ES, Conway, SC.
First Egg: Nov 17, 2022, both were laid the same day.
First Chick: Dec 21, 2022
Second chick: Dec 24, 2022