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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Pacing the maternity room


Don and Angie are still sharing the parental duties of sitting on their four eggs. Friday marks 16 days from the laying of the first egg followed by an egg a day. Typically eggs take 13 to 19 days to hatch. Yet turtle doves usually lay only 1-2 eggs.

Mike could be a Grandpa soon. ;-)
PS: Just discovered one egg broken with nothing in it and think it was the second egg laid.

16 comments:

Japa said...

Neat one. Will look forward to seeing the newly hatched birds.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Thanks for the update, Gaelyn. We're all looking forward to meeting the new family members!

Jazz said...

Hope some of them hatch. If one was broken and had nothing in it it doesn't bode well.

I wonder why are they called turtle doves. What's turtley about them?

Janie said...

The expectant mom and dad look so sweet together. I hope they are able to hatch at least one egg successfully.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful private moments.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

you had said they usually hatch 2-3...so with the one empty you are right on :)
let's hope for a least a pair :)
hugs
erin

Craver Vii said...

Keep us updated. I hope to hear good news soon.

Splendid Little Stars said...

How cool! looking forward to seeing the babies!

Craig Glenn said...

Yay grandbirds!

Craig

Diane AZ said...

It's sweet how they sit on the nest together and look content.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I hope at least one egg is fertile. A fuzzy chick would be neat to see. What a Dove babies called? Pop Quiz!! MB

jeannette stgermain said...

Gaelyn, are you the one who is pacing?

A human kind of human said...

This is such an interesting story and I am looking forward to seeing the hatchlings. We are currently also pacing but for 5 python eggs to hatch. A python was hit by a car where I work and left 5 eggs behind. The should hatch in the middle of January if they are okay and we are holding thumbs.

A human kind of human said...

They should be just the right age for you to take one home as a pet after your visit in March (lol).

Bibi said...

Waiting to see the baby birds. They're a cute couple.

Susan said...

I think all of your followers are watching expectantly now, with fingers crossed! myself included!

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