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A male in Storrs who took over the care of the young when the female was injured.   Approximately 12 day old young after being banded. The inside of the box clearly shows their habit of backing up to the sides of the box, pointing their rears upward and defecating in a stream. The higher the poop, the older the chicks.
Approximately 5 day old young waiting for mom, and maybe dad, to bring food.
 
A female closely guarding her eggs. Females will often remain on the eggs even after the box has been lowered and opened. The box can then be raised back up, all screws tightened and never have her leave the box.

 

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Created by: Tom Sayers
Last Updated: January 3, 2013
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