Thursday night we got more than 3″ of rain. On top of a late Spring snow storm that dumped a lot of snow that has melted now.
Friday morning we watched a female Sandhill frantically trying to shore up her nest as the water in the pond got higher and higher.
From 6 am till almost 2 pm she stood by that nest, rearranging and worrying over it. We did not want to walk out and flush her. She was stressed enough.
Around 2 Brooke reported that she was down on it. I want so much to believe that it’s ok. But, I don’t think it is. If those eggs got wet they could not exchange oxygen.
Even if they are not viable she may sit till mid June. She might not know it’s hopeless.
So, politics aside. Do what is within your power to be kind to our planet. Global warming or climate change, what ever you want to call it is real. It’s happening and every species is affected.
No matter what species, a mama will fight heroically for her young. Watching a losing battle is heartbreaking. Do your part to make a difference. Please.