Our two wildlife centers are inundated with baby birds, but we also have a large number of not-yet-hatchlings!
This week’s photo shows the egg incubator at our San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife center with a variety of eggs in it. The top row has a number of Western Gull eggs from the ongoing Bay Bridge demolition project, and the bottom row has California Quail eggs. Not shown are two very special eggs — from an American Bittern!
All of these eggs are from abandoned or disturbed nests. Fortunately, we have experience with all three species of hatchling, so we’re ready for any chicks that come along.
To the right is a Western Gull chick from last season, so you can see why we’re eagerly awaiting their hatching.
Photos by Jennifer Linader and Cheryl Reynolds