Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Video of Big T and eggs

Visitors need to spend a little time observing the nesting penguins if they would like to get a glimpse of their eggs. They are doing a good job of keeping the eggs warm and covered, so it's a bit difficult to get a good look. Persistence paid off yesterday when penguin intern Hayley Grinder captured this video of Big T on the nest. While Bug was off getting something to eat, Big T was handling the incubating duties. It appears as though he was adjusting his posture to comfortably keep the eggs warm beneath his belly. Even from the overhead view in the backup area it is sometimes difficult to see the eggs. The mate not currently on the nest often stands nearby with wings outstretched to block the view. Maybe they are getting wise to the "penguin paparazzi."

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