Egg Endangerment (3-17-98)

egg13.jpg (10665 bytes)June spent only about 50% of her time incubating today. The south end of June is seen here as she perches in the door while the two-inch egg goes unincubated. She also left the nest area completely for four hours between six and ten PM. I was surprised by this as the temperature was just below freezing. She also continued her rough treatment of the egg and spent some time loudly chewing on it. No damage was apparent and I must assume that she knows what she is doing.

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