Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Nesting Goose Update 2 - The Eggs
Before I go on, here's part one and two of my nesting goose watch for anyone who might be interested:
Now that that's done, we'll move ahead with the story. As you could tell from the title of this post, This has something to do with the eggs the goose is sitting on. That's right, I said eggs, not egg. That means there's more than one. But how many?
Well, I kept talking about only one egg before, but as some of us talked in the comments section, the possibility of maybe even two eggs came up. We were on the right track, but we hadn't pulled into the station on that one yet. Yes, there is more than one egg, but there is also more than two. This goose has laid seven eggs altogether!
Wait... I just now did a search on the number of eggs a Canada Goose will lay. The number is exactly seven! Remarkable! I guess this goose knows how to do it right. I learned that a goose will lay an egg every one and a half days until she gets to seven. Then she'll begin to sit on them until they hatch. Hatching time takes about twenty eight days.
So far it's been at least a week of sitting for our favorite goose, so maybe the next update will take a little longer. The reason she was up this time was because she was getting some much needed exercise, and a nice bath in the lake. She quickly went back to her eggs, and I soon decided it was time to leave her in peace. Hopefully, the next update will be as good as this one.