Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Is Incubation Finally Over?

It appears that Durand is finally ready to give up on the eggs.  (In this picture they are spread out...however, as I write this Durand came in to brood the chick and pulled one of the eggs under her again!)  At any rate, the chick continues to do very well.  It has grown to the point that for much of today it was able to be left uncovered! Each day it gets a little more mobile, taking short wanderings around the nestbox.  It's daily routine is pretty much along the lines of:  sleep, eat, chirp, sleep, sit up for a bit, chirp, wander, sleep, eat, sleep, eat again, wander, sleep, chirp, sleep, sit up, chirp, eat, sleep... you get the picture!