Monday, July 22, 2013
UNO Least Tern update: incubation is finished
Today I had another look at the Least Tern colony on Milneburg Hall at UNO. The last remaining incubating birds (three that were sitting last Thursday) are now no longer doing so- so their eggs either hatched or failed.
Adults were flying back and forth calling over the roof, and I could see four young birds, but I would expect there were a bunch more that were invisible- well camouflaged on the roof gravel.
So far this summer two young have made it to the flying stage, and graduated from the roof. The next few weeks should reveal how many more will make it.
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