Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blue Footed Booby Nest and Eggs

This is a photo of a blue footed booby nest that was basically on one of the trails.  All their nests are on the ground, so it's easy to see why they would be vulnerable to rats or other introduced species!  I thought it was interesting how the ring of bird poop defines the nest. 

Although boobies typically have two eggs, only one survives...the stronger of the two.  I was glad to be there during the season of egg laying vs. hatching for this reason.  Seeing the baby birds that do not make it would have been a tough thing to see.

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