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Texas Bird Family

Katy, TX, USA


Found a new nest on the 9th of June. Today the 11th, the nest had 2 eggs! Excited to watch the nest! It had to make multiple parts due to me getting tons of photos. It’s really hot (in the 100s) so I’m curious if the mother will sit on the eggs, or would they get too hot?


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Northern Mockingbird Nest Part 1

Northern Mockingbird nest with 2 newly laid eggs

5 responses to “Northern Mockingbird Nest Part 1”

  1. Caleb Koser says:

    Some times birds sit on their eggs to keep them cool. Like Ostriches, it’s so hot there that they keep their eggs from the rays of the sun. Also, the male Ostrich will turn the eggs over to keep them at even to spread the heat out. Maybe she doesn’t sit on them because it’s the perfect temperature.

    • Texas Bird Family says:

      She isn’t sitting on the eggs because she doesn’t have a full clutch yet and if she sat on them now some babies would be a lot bigger than the others.

    • Texas Bird Family says:

      Birds flip their eggs so the chick develops properly, if birds did not flip there eggs than the chick would die.

  2. Caleb Koser says:

    Our bluebirds have one egg. Photo will be later.

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