Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Bird Update

I took the egg from the diamond dove nest today. The shell was already broken so I took it inside to examine it. It appears that the egg was fertile but the chick stopped growing at some point, maybe it got too cold, who knows. Hoping they try again, but maybe they will wait until the weather gets warmer. While I was in the cage, I decided to see what the ring neck dove had going on. I stood on a paint bucket and pulled her nest toward me so I could see. Didn't want to disturb her too much so just pushed her over a bit with my finger and saw a pink, wiggling baby bird......as well as a second egg!! It should hatch within the next 48 hours. Then we will see if the adult birds are good parents or not......