Friday, November 22, 2013

Gentoo Rookery Update

It's been several days since I posted images from Gars O'Higgins Station Gentoo Rookery, so I thought I'd post plenty of them today. As you can see, nests are at the ready because these birds know that any day now, eggs will be laid. Notice that they continually peer inside the nest to be sure the egg is not there. Reminds me of  OCD tendencies. But they instinctively are geared to preserve and protect that egg at all costs. The Gentoos know they have one shot at reproduction and they can't muck that up.

Anyway, enjoy these images and I'll be keeping a very close eye on our center most pair, watching with all the OCD fervor I can muster in the hope that I don't miss that egg either.


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