Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Nest Watch, day 8


Saturday morning, still two eggs. The clutch is now complete and she will begin to sit. The top egg has what looks like a slight crack at its wide end, Im hoping its just an optical illusion. I love the way the sunshine makes the eggs appear to glow in this shot. Have a great day everyone!

16 comments:

Education Blogger said...

That is an absolutely beautiful photo! :) How much longer til they are supposed to hatch?

Lavender said...

Ive read that the Little Wattle Birds average clutch size is three, but two is good enough!

Lavender said...

Hi Education Blogger Thank you! They should hatch about the 14th of October, fingers crossed!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

Anonymous said...

They are just GLOWING! Lets hope what appears to be a crack is just a bit of extra calcium. Wouldn't she throw it away, or leave it for the other chick's breakfast one day if cracked?

barkfoot said...

That's a super close shot. I can just imagine you stalking the nest, boot polish on face, covered in scrim and mouth full of grass!

Lavender said...

Anon I was wondering what she will do with the empty shells, I plan to look for them after the chicks hatch - unless she does recycle them - the budgies sometimes do, (it seems to be a personal choice for them) If this egg is truly cracked, I dont know what she will do with it, but my first guess is that she will sit on it till she is absolutely sure its not viable.....Im waiting patiently to see!! :)

Barkfoot LOL For this close up, I had to stick my head so far into the tree that my mouth was full of tree! And when I got back inside I found a yuckky looking spider in my hair - so Id say my 'cammo' was exceptionally good this time tehehe!

BetteJo said...

Well you know how I feel about spiders so I am doubly impressed with this shot! Gorgeous!

Lavender said...

Thanks BetteJo I do suffer for my art ROFL!!!

Ces said...

The crack looks like a bit of extra fold in the shell, like the ones I see in the eggs I use for Sunny Side Up or Over Easy. Pretty cool Lavender. You and Anon are makiing me feel like an expectant parent.

Pawhealer said...

Lavender,
What type of camera do you use? Your pics are beautiful...Or maybe its just talent!

Bart said...

Exciting!

david said...

I hope they make it.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good close-up, Lavender.

Lavender said...

CesGood Point! Ive seen those too, perhaps thats all it tis!

Pawhealer Thanks! I use a Kodak DX6490 which I love and hate...in full sun its great, (everywhere else its a pain!)

Bart Very! :)

David So do I! :)

Captain Thanks Mate!

jenny-up thehill said...

You are right! They do glow...how neat! I hope that's not really a crack too...that would be sad. Thanks for sharing these shots with us...you're neat!

Lavender said...

Aw shucks Jenny, Thanks! (((blushing))))