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Nest #5, 2019-20

Banded Bird #72320 - Female

This banded female is 6 years old and new to our study. She bred for the first time last year and hatched eggs, but the chicks were lost to the Skua. This year she is in a new nesting site with a new mate. The male has been named Puddletux and the female is Parker. They were named by the students in Deanna Wheeler's class at JC Parks ES in Indian Head, MD. Let's wish this young couple good luck.

The chicks have been named Toboggon and Frozen by the students in Mary-Catherine Irving's class at McDonogh School in Owings MIlls, MD.

First egg: Nov 14, 2019

Second egg: Nov 17, 2019

First chick hatched Dec 18, 2019

Jan 7, 2020. Frozen has joined a crech of other young chicks. She is 3 weeks old today. Her parents will continue to feed her for 2 more weeks until she molt into the adult feathers that will allow her to go into the ocean and feed herself.

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Nov 5, 2019 Nov 7, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Nov 9, 2019
We see the female for the first time. Puddletux and Parker are waiting for eggs. Still waiting for eggs. Still waiting for eggs.
Nov 10, 2019 Nov 11, 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Nov 13, 2019
Still waiting for eggs. Still waiting for eggs. Still waiting for eggs. Still waiting for eggs.
Nov 14, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 16, 2019 Nov 17, 2019
Puddletux and Parker with their first egg. Wahoo! One egg. Puddletux and Parker with their first egg. Parker with 2 eggs.
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 19, 2019 Nov 20, 2019 Nov 21, 2019
Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs.
Nov 22, 2019 Nov 23, 2019 Nov 24, 2019 Nov 25, 2019
Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs. (Day 9)
Nov 26, 2019 Nov 27, 2019 Nov 28, 2019 Nov 29, 2019
Puddletux is back, 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs
Nov 30, 2019 Dec 1, 2019 Dec 2, 2019 Dec 3, 2019
Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs
Dec 4, 2019 Dec 5, 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Dec 7, 2019
Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs
Dec 8, 2019 Dec 9, 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Dec 11, 2019

No Picture Today

Snow Storm

Puddletux on 2 eggs No Picture Today Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs
Dec 12, 2019 Dec 13, 2019 Dec 14, 2019 Dec 15, 2019
Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs. Parker with 2 eggs.
Dec 16, 2019 Dec 17, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 Dec 19, 2019
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Puddletux on 2 eggs Puddletux on 2 eggs Parker and the first chick. His name is Toboggon Puddletux and Toboggon
Dec 20, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 Dec 22, 2019 Dec 23, 2019
No picture today, big storm Puddletux with Toboggon and introducing Frozen Parker with Toboggon and Frozen Puddletux with Toboggon and Frozen
Dec 24, 2019 Dec 25, 2019 Dec 26, 2019 Dec 27, 2019
Parker with Toboggon and Frozen Parker with Toboggon and Frozen Puddletux with Toboggon and Frozen Parker with Toboggon and Frozen
Dec 28, 2019 Dec 29, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 Dec 31, 2019
Parker with Toboggon and Frozen Puddletux with Toboggon and Frozen Parker with Toboggon and Frozen Parker with Toboggon and Frozen
Jan 1, 2020 Jan 2, 2020 Jan 3, 2020 Jan 4, 2020
 
Happy New Year ! Parker with Toboggon and Frozen Parker is here with Frozen, Toboggon is gone. Parker is here with Frozen
Jan 5, 2020 Jan 6, 2020 Jan 7, 2020  
 
Parker is here with Frozen Parker is here, Frozen has wandered off. Both parents are near the nest, Frozen is doing well. Today she is 3 weeks old and getting bigh enough to leave the nest and join other young penguin chicks in a crech.
This concludes Nest Check for 2019-2020.