nest check

Nest #6
 

 

 

 

Banded Bird #76634 – Female

This banded female is new to our study. She is 5 years old and was last seen in the colony in 2019. She and her mate are in the same breeding group as Nest #5, but have a much stronger nest with many rocks near by to fend off the Skuas.  The pair are Laker and Snowflake, named by the students in Mary-Catherine Irving’s class at the Boys Latin School, Baltimore, MD.

Both eggs were laid Nov 23, 2022.

#76634 Nesting Colony

The nest is in the same colony as Nest #5. They are not on the edge, but  we wish they were closer to the center, as that would be safer from attack by the Skuas.  They have  been on this nest site before, an indication that these birds return to the same site every year if they can.

penguin on a nest

Nov 29 2022

Laker is on the nest, 2 eggs.

penguin on a nest

Nov 30, 2022

Laker is on the nest.

Penguin on eggs

Dec 1, 2022

Laker is on the nest, there are 2 eggs.

 

Dec 2, 2022

Laker is on the nest.

Penguin on a nest

Dec 3, 2022

Laker is still  here.

Penguin on 2 eggs

Nov 23 2022

Wahoo ! ! 2 eggs have been laid by Snowflake.  

Penguins on a nest

Nov 24, 2022

Laker is on the nest, Snowflake is standing nearby.

Penguin on eggs

Nov 25, 2022

Laker is on the eggs, there are 2.

Nov 26-28, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving. No pictures today.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 28, 2022

Laker is on the nest with 2 eggs.

Penguins on a nest

Nov 18 2022

Laker and Snowflake are waiting for eggs.

Penguins on a nest

Nov 19, 2022

Laker and Snowflake are on the nest. No eggs yet.

Nov 20, 2022

Laker and Snowflake are on the nest.

Penguins on a nest

Nov 21, 2022

Laker and Snowflake are waiting for eggs.

Penguins on a nest

Nov 22, 2022

Laker and Snowflake are on the nest. No eggs yet.

Penguin on nest

Nov 13 2022

Laker and Snowflake on on the nest.

Penguin pair

Nov 14, 2022

Laker and Snowflake on on the nest.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 15, 2022

Both adults are on the nest.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 16, 2022

Laker and Snowflake are on the nest. No eggs yet.

Penguins on a nest

Nov 17, 2022

Laker and Snowflake are waiting for eggs.