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Nest #11, 2019-20

Banded Bird #62888 - Female

This banded female is 7 years old, they were in our study last year, and raised one chick. Last year she showed up on Nov 2nd, we did not see her until Nov 13th this season. She was first seen in the colony in 2015, but this is her second year to breed. They have a very secure nest in the Cliffs and lots of neighbors. The male is Luke and she is Leia. They were named by the students in Genny Kahlweiss' class at Saint Columban School in Garden Grove, CA. They have also named the chicks Chewy and Cherry.

First egg: Nov 15, 2019. Second egg: Nov 19, 2019 (?)

First chick hatched Dec 22, 2019

Jan 7, 2020. Chewy is 18 days old and bigger than some of the older chicks. This was a good nest and great parents. We expect him to make it and hope to see him back at Cape Royds as an adult in a few years.

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Nov. 12, 2019 Nov. 13, 2019 Nov. 14, 2019 Nov. 15, 2019
We see her for the first time. Both Luke and Leia are waiting for eggs. Waiting for eggs. Luke and Leia and their first egg.
Nov. 16, 2019 Nov. 17, 2019 Nov. 18, 2019 Nov. 19, 2019
Luke and Leia and one egg. Luke and Leia and one egg. Luke and Leia Luke and maybe 2 eggs?
Nov. 20, 2019 Nov. 21, 2019 Nov. 22, 2019 Nov. 23, 2019
Luke and 2 eggs. Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs
Nov. 24, 2019 Nov. 25, 2019 Nov. 26, 2019 Nov. 27, 2019
Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs
Nov. 28, 2019 Nov. 29, 2019 Nov. 30, 2019 Dec. 1, 2019
Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs
Dec.2, 2019 Dec. 3, 2019 Dec. 4, 2019 Dec. 5, 2019
Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs (day 16) Leia and 2 eggs
Dec.6, 2019 Dec. 7, 2019 Dec. 8, 2019 Dec. 9, 2019

No Picture Today

Snow Storm

Leia and 2 eggs Leia and 2 eggs Leia and 2 eggs No Picture Today
Dec. 10, 2019 Dec. 11, 2019 Dec. 12, 2019 Dec. 13, 2019
Leia and 2 eggs Leia and 2 eggs Leia and 2 eggs Leia and 2 eggs
Dec. 14, 2019 Dec. 15, 2019 Dec. 16, 2019 Dec. 17, 2019
Leia and 2 eggs Leia and 2 eggs Leia and 2 eggs Luke and Leia and 2 eggs
Dec. 18, 2019 Dec. 19, 2019 Dec. 20, 2019 Dec. 21, 2019
Luke and 2 eggs Luke and 2 eggs No picture today, big storm. Luke and Leia and not sure what they are hiding.
Dec. 22, 2019 Dec. 23, 2019 Dec. 24, 2019 Dec. 25, 2019
Leia and her eggs, one is hatching Introducing Chewy Leia with Chewy Luke with Chewy
Dec. 26, 2019 Dec. 27, 2019 Dec. 28, 2019 Dec. 29, 2019
Leia with Chewy Luke with Chewy Leia with Chewy Leia with Chewy
Dec. 30, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019 Jan. 1, 2020 Jan. 2, 2020
 
Leia with Chewy Luke and Leia with Chewy Happy New Year! Luke with Chewy
Jan. 3, 2020 Jan. 4, 2020 Jan. 5, 2020 Jan. 6, 2020
Leia with Chewy Leia with Chewy Luke with Chewy Leia with Chewy
Jan. 7, 2020      
     
Chewy is 18 days old and bigger than some of the other same age chicks. This is a strong nest. We expect his to make it as an adult and hope to see him back at Cape Royds in the future.