Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nearing the home stretch

Incubation has gone very smoothly this nesting season. Hopefully by this time next week we'll be in to hatching. Early next week I'll post some details on what to expect.

In the meantime, here's another video clip I saved last week. Here, Scout is picking up and dropping stones while she sets on the eggs. This is an interesting behavior we've noticed over the years that the birds do at various times throughout the year. I'm not sure why they would go to the trouble to pick up a rock just to drop it and repeat the action again and again. One can only assume it is some type of behavior with no other purpose then to pass time.