Sunday, April 17, 2011

Two down, two to go...

As you can see, our family is growing rapidly.  The mother robin laid her second egg today.  Two more days of laying eggs, and then we'll be ready to start incubating.

The mother robin has been making herself scarce lately.  Apparently this is typical behavior for an expectant mother robin.  The robin will wait until she's laid all four eggs before she begins sitting on the eggs.  This way, all of the eggs will hatch at roughly the same time.  In a few days, the mother's life will revolve around keeping the eggs at just the right temperature to allow the babies to mature.  We can only hope that our mother robin is out socializing with her girlfriends, having a few drinks, and making the most of her last few days of freedom.

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of egg #3 tomorrow.  

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