First of all, thank you to Dave Carrington for some great insight on box construction! It’s exactly what we are going to need.
Last week’s river crossing turned out to be a real adventure. Waves coming in the windows – that’s a first!
Here’s a slew of new pictures for you all to enjoy. Sound recordings coming soon!
10 nests with eggs at this point, all of which have 3 eggs.
Black swifts arriving in great numbers at all of our sites, intermixed with Golden Swallows as they feed.
Incubation observations so far show that females are, on average, spending 4-7 minutes on the eggs with off-bouts of 3-5 minutes.
No doubt that incubation is commencing almost immediately after third egg is laid.
Jeep leaking gasoline. Probably my fault.