Sunday, May 18, 2014
Come on Mama!
Read how this great egg watch began here, and then moved along to here.
Still waiting for the Kildeer to hatch those eggs. I tried so hard to get a picture of her sitting on the eggs, taking my bigger zoom lens and hiding in the stream side. She was so onto me.
The gestation is about 21-28 days so surely she must be close. I appreciate the tenacity of this mother. To watch a giant truck drive over her eggs daily...must be riveting stuff. I am only an observer of birds, I can't say I know how they think, what emotions they might have that I can relate to. Does a mother bird "worry" as you or I would if we laid a baby in a birth sack on a sidewalk? I don't know. I think it must be more like a minute by minute interpretation of events for them-sensing danger, or not. Perhaps she senses we are friends to her, and drive rationally.
We shall see.