Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Green Lake grebes have more eggs
The pair of pied-billed grebes nesting in Green Lake have new eggs. I could see five. Given that there were none when I last looked in, on July 27, and pied-billed grebes have an incubation period of about 23 days, that means they won't hatch until about August 19.
The youngster from the last clutch was fishing alone at the north end of the lake.
June 3: one egg.
June 10: seven eggs.
June 27:first hatching.
June 28: second hatching.
June 30: three babies, two eggs
July 1: still three babies, two eggs
July 3: three babies, one egg
July 6: two babies, away from nest.
July 21: One baby left, but what are the parents up to?.