Thursday, April 17, 2008

UPDATE ON NEST


Well, they've finally arrived....five little eggs. One has a crack in it, don't know what that one will do. Momma and daddy are watching over them constantly. Everytime we come out our door in the back she flies off and watches from a "safe" distance. Not sure of the incubation period of finch eggs, so we'll just have to watch and see what happens!
Fact: The smallest eggs are laid by the smallest hummingbirds and weigh about 0.02 oz, while the largest, those of the Ostrich, weigh about 3.3 lb. The eggs of the extinct Elephant-bird were much larger and, it is estimated, would have weighed about 20 lb. Wow, that's alot of scrambled eggs!

2 comments:

Galmaran said...

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Kentucky Great said...

That is so neat.......and what an opportunity for some great pictures with your new camera.