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Pied Oystercatcher eggs become chicks

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One of the pairs of Pied Oystercatchers on Cable Beach have hatched their eggs this week. There had been one egg in the nest scrape on July 25th and a second egg followed. This Tuesday I was expecting the eggs to start to hatch and they did just that. Shading two eggs.

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Echidna-egg laying mammal-500th post!

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When I realised that this weekend would be my 500th post for this website I thought I could broaden the “birding” topic to “egg-laying” topic. In Australia we have two egg-laying mammals. It could be a bird, lizard or a mammal! The post Echidna-egg laying mammal-500th post!

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What do i do with this egg i found?

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I found this egg in the middle of my yard on the ground about half an hour ago, i didn't want to leave it there because it seemed misplaced, we have a dog walking around freely with a good appetite and the temperature outside is 3°C. When i picked the egg up it was already cold, it's around 2.5 Hello everyone. by 2cm in size.

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How do I care for these bird eggs?

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For context, I work in construction, and unfortunately some birds decided to build their nest in a spot where they couldn't stay. I safely relocated the nest into a cardboard box, and I'm assuming the birds will not come back for the eggs since I cannot put them back in the construction site.

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Birding Hongbenghe, Yunnan (Part 1)

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Given that according to the HBW, the species prefers dense primary and secondary montane forests, the note that the bird also forages among kitchen waste (in the same HBW entry) seems somewhat incongruous. Some like Charles Vaurie have considered it so unreliable that they even suggested the destruction of his egg collection.”

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Birding Yibin, Sichuan

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As sound photography has not been invented yet, I will therefore focus on the other birds encountered here. Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835-1900), a director to the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, whose study of bird fossils led to the discovery of tropical birds such as trogons and parrots from prehistoric France.

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Birding Wawushan, Sichuan

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In many ways, birding Wawushan is a nightmare for a solitary and crowd-hating birder like me. An unnamed bird guide called them “avoidless tourists”, which sums it up rather nicely. So, all this makes birding this place an occasionally less than pleasant experience.

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