Tuesday, March 16, 2010
If you weren't watching, you missed it . . . . .
If you weren't watching Phoebe at 4:00 p.m., Eastern, this afternoon, you missed seeing a real once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The first of Phoebe's eggs had not made it but was still in the nest. At about 4:00 Phoebe got all agitated and was doing a lot of flying around the nest and then from the left we could see what looked like a snake's head (until I saw it's foot) enter the frame. She made a couple passes at it and (some think) the lizard then fell off the branch (out of frame). Then shortly she came back and stuck her beak in the bad egg and just whisked it out of the nest.
Now how often have you seen something like that?
Just a minute! Someone recorded it!   If you don't want to watch the whole thing, click out to about 1/2 or 50 minutes.