Monday, November 19, 2007

Another Egg Laid: Four Eggs!


I hope this stops at some point! However, we know that Mary ann laid four eggs last brood, so it is not surprising that she laid four again. the survival rate for budgies hatched in aviaries is 50%: our first attempt, boo's clutch, had a lower success rate, with only one of four surviving. That could be the same with this group, or even worse, so we must prepare our gentle readers of the blog for the likelihood of at least some bad news at some point in this process. Biology is not a gentle field. That said, this is still very great news.

3 comments:

Carl said...

Unn, are there 3 eggs in the photo? Or is that a 4th at upper right? Or maybe it's time for a morning coffee here.

Contributions by: the Human Guardians of a Few Budgies said...

yes, the fourth is there in the upper right. its not that easy to see!

Rosa said...

I am delighted to see 4 eggs, as that may make the survival of just one precious baby bird more likely!
I mentioned earlier that wild budgies lay up to 18 eggs per brood. How can such a tiny bird even create so many eggs!?
Keep on cluckin'!

The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple
Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007