Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Guess the Hatch Date (again)

Today has been an uneventful day here at Robin Central. (I suspect that we'll have a lot of uneventful days between now and the time the eggs hatch.) Mrs. Robin has been diligently sitting on her eggs, taking only a few brief breaks to go out and hunt for worms.

Now that the incubation has officially begun, it's time to re-launch our "Guess the Hatch Date" contest. Although our last round of "Guess the Hatch Date" wasn't exactly a smashing success, I really have a good feeling about Mrs. Robin's current clutch. Mrs. Robin seems to be taking her responsibilities much more seriously this time. Therefore, I'm confident that we'll soon have a nest full of baby robins.

Speaking of baby robins, we are once again offering an authentic, one-of-a-kind framed photograph of the baby robins to the contestant who submits the winning guess. Here are the contest rules:

  1. To enter the contest, please use the form below to specify the date and time of day that you think the first robin will hatch.
  2. All entries must be received by midnight central time on Sunday, May 22.
  3. If you expect to be whisked away in the rapture on May 21, please submit your guess early.
  4. In the event of a tie, a sudden-death gummy worm eating contest (in keeping with our robin theme) will be used as a tie breaker. The contestant who eats the most gummy worms in 60 seconds shall be declared the winner.
  5. All judges' decisions are final.
  6. Please only one guess per person.

And here are a couple pieces of information to assist you in formulating your guess:
  • According to allaboutbirds.org, the incubation period for the American robin is 12-14 days.
  • Mrs. Robin laid her 4th and final egg on Sunday, May 15.
Good luck!

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