Thursday, April 07, 2005

Let's hear it for the males -4/7/05

Steve Watson, my California correspondent who has sent in his Great Horned Owl photos, and who has an amazing kestrel webcam near his house
[http://druid21.home.comcast.net] responds to one of Blakeman's posts:

Just as a comment...I take good-natured exception to John B.'s comments about male hawks not doing quite as good a job as females at incubating! :) Our kestrels (now named Dash and Lilly, btw) seem to very nearly share equally incubation duty, and the male seems just as at ease settling on the eggs, fluffing his feathers over them, turning them, etc. He often sits on them for several hours at a time, perfectly poised.