nest check

Nest #8
 

 

 

 

Banded Bird # 63045 – Male

An 11 year old male who has raised chicks before at Cape Royds and is very near his old nest site, but probably with a new mate.   He was first spotted in 2016 after being banded in 2011. The parents are Nina and Blake, named by the students in Peg Volak’s class at Bedminster ES, Perkasie, PA. The nest is near the edge of the breeding colony, so we hope they will be able to fend off the Skuas.

 First egg laid Nov 28, 2022

#63045 Nesting Colony

Our last nest of the season. This pair laid their eggs late which  means the chicks will need to grow fast before winter comes.  Their nest is in a group of about 50 birds and although they are near the edge, there are some close neighbors and large rocks nearby. This will help protect them.

Penguin on a nest

Dec 1, 2022

Blake is on the nest with the eggs.

Dec 2, 2022

Blake is on the nest.

penguin on eggs

Dec 3, 2022

Blake is on the nest, there are 2 eggs.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 23, 2022

Blake and Nina are waiting for eggs.

Nov 25 2022

Blake and Nina are on the nest, no eggs yet.

penguin on eggs

Nov 28, 2022

Wahoo ! An egg has been laid. Nina is on the nest.

penguins on eggs

Nov 29, 2022

Blake and Nina are near the nest, there is one egg.

penguin on a nest

Nov 30, 2022

Nina is back and on the eggs.

Penguin on a nest

Nov 15, 2022

Blake is on the nest waiting for his mate.

Nov 17, 2022

Blake is still waiting for his mate.

Nov 18, 2022

Blake is still waiting for his mate.

Nov 19, 2022

Nina has showed up. They are both on the nest.

Nov 22, 2022

Blake and Nina are on the nest.