The watch continues...
I love these images.
Top - This is the male. He was leaning against the base of the pillar, apparently keeping his weight away from the eggs as he tries to position himself. So slowly he shifted this way and that until he finally came to rest on the eggs.
Below - she has returned from foraging and is nudging him off of 'her nest' (the male builds the nest). That is his neck just beyond her bill. He very slowly rises and moves away.
Yikes - I just read that the gestation period for these eggs is 34 to 35 days. Stay tuned.
My busy schedule keeps ramping up so I'm loading more images from yesterday's short shoot for the next week. Be well everyone and I hope you'll enjoy them. I'll promise to check in as I find moments here and there.
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