Last Fling?

June spent more than half the day in the nest today and seemed to be making final preparations for the big event. She appears to have the wood chips arranged about the way she wants them and is now focused on converting as many of them as possible to sawdust. While she seldom glances at the new camera, she was curious enough to try to bite the lens today as shown here. That's why it's mounted a couple of inches behind the opening. She and Ward have been more vocal than ever as they enjoy their last few days before taking on the responsibilities of parenthood. Shortly after dark, Ward summoned her with his monkey call and she joined him outside for this incredible exchange (230KB). The activity level in and around the nest has now exceeded that of the 1998 nesting season.

 

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