Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May 7, 2008 - Warm eggs

Haven't been around much today so I didn't get to watch the ladies at all. But, I did see Big Mama sitting on the edge of her nest this afternoon. She was cleaning herself and just looking around. I know the eggs have to maintain a pretty steady temp and the Mom's will hop to the edge of the nest to cool the eggs off a bit. I this is the first time I am seeing this. Usually they only hop on the edge to turn the eggs and then they are right back on. I am assuming she is letting them cool because the little hatchlings inside are getting big and starting to give off their own heat!!

This is the holly tree where Mama is.
Her nest is right near our bedroom window!

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