nest check

Nest #5
 

 

 

 

Banded Bird #76949 – Female

This banded female is new to our study and this is the first time we have seen her in the colony since we banded her 4 years ago. She is very young and her nest is on the edge of a breeding group. This makes us worried that she may have trouble raising her chicks.  We do not know how old her mate is, but perhaps he will keep them safe.  This family has been named the Phoenix nest by the students in Billie Morris’ class at Cumberland Academy, Fayetteville, NC. 

First Egg: Nov 21, 2022 

#76949 Nesting Colony

The nest is in one of our larger groups, over 100 nests, but they are on the edge and very exposed to attack by the Skuas and the female is a first time breeder.  It is our most vulnerable nest. So far they are doing well as others near by have aleady lost their eggs.

penguin on a nest

Nov 29, 2022

The male is on the nest, 2 eggs.

 

penguin on a nest.

Nov 30, 2022

The male is still here, waiting for the female to return.

 

Penguins on a nest

Dec 1, 2022

The male is still on the nest. It’s been over a week, he must be hungry.
Penguins on a nest with eggs

Dec 2, 2022

The male is still waiting.
penguin on a nest

Dec 3, 2022

The male is on the nest.

Penguins on a nest

Nov 23, 2022

Both parents are on the nest, 2 eggs.

Penguin nest

Nov 24, 2022

The male is on the nest, the female has left to find food after laying her eggs.

 

Penguin on a nest.

Nov 25, 2022

The male is on the nest, 2 eggs.

Nov 25-27, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving. No pictures today.

penguin on a nest

Nov 28, 2022

The male is on the nest, 2 eggs.

penguin with a nest of rocks

Nov 17, 2022

Both parents are on the nest.

penguins on a nest

Nov 18, 2022

Both parents are on the nest.

Nov 19, 2022

Both parents are on the nest.

penguins with an egg.

Nov 21, 2022

Both parents are on the nest. One egg has been laid, WAHOO ! !

penguin on a nest

Nov 22, 2022

Both parents are on the nest, there is one egg.