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Fourth and Fifth Egg for Mother Goose!

March 28, 2023: Mother Goose and her eggs.

And then there were four eggs! Mother Goose actually has five eggs now, but she laid her fourth on March 26. Note the poop! I’m wondering if it is intentional, or at least conditioned. Some birds – the Eurasian Hoopoe for example – deter predators by coating their eggs in an antimicrobial secretion that makes them smell rotten and inedible. We humans are extremely visual and struggle to see the scent-painted world that informs the umwelt of many animals around