Come on Pip, You Can Do It, I Did It! - Baby Seagull Hatching! - NZ by AndreaEL
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It is not every day that one stumbles upon one of the spectacular wonders of nature. We were fortunate enough to see what I consider one of Natures most amazing scenes, a baby sea gull that had begun to make it’s way into the world. The hatched chick appeared to be encouraging him to break free, it was such a sweet little scene to witness. One of natures little miracles makes you think… if tiny chick can break free from the confounds of an egg, anything is possible if you believe it, focus on it and decide that you can do it….then you can achieve your goals.

Soon after an egg is laid, a small air bubble forms in the large end under the shell. A membrane separating the mass of the egg and the air bubble serves as a diaphragm to relieve stress and pressure resulting from thermal changes of temperature. The drier the ambient air is, naturally the more fluid is depleted and the faster the bubbles grows. Correct humidity insures that the bubble does not grow to a certain degree by the time the embryo is ready to hatch, but that the air bubble does not enlarge to the point of depleting the fluids that are necessary for the final growth of the embryo. The importance of correct humidity is more apparent at the end of incubation. The normal condition is that the bubble has enlarged to the point where the chick can reach his beak through the membrane wall and pick around the shell breaking the bubble area off as a door. If humidity has been excessive, the chick may not reach the bubble but will pip the shell in the fluids under the bubble and may drown at that moment, before he is able to go any further with his effort to release himself from the confines of the egg. On the other hand, if humidity has been too low, the bubble will be oversized and the fluids under it will have dehydrated to the point where final development of the embryo will be retarded and the chick may become stuck to the shell when it pips.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Rural Southland River Banks 4th Dec. 2010
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Come on Pip, You Can Do It, I Did It!


*A Closer Look At The Nest *

*Where Did Everyone Go! *

Who Can Yell Louder!

Video by Keith Lightfoot
Birds of a feather – Amazing Footage – Very Noisy

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    Amazing sweetheART a fab fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you for your lovely comment & kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 4 years ago

    great capture as always

  • Thank you Lynn for your comment & kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • PirminNohr
    PirminNohralmost 4 years ago

    Very nice shot!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 4 years ago

    I think it is touching. You captured this new born life so very well!! Awesome work

  • Thank you for your lovely comment & kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • TheWalkerTouch
    TheWalkerTouchalmost 4 years ago

    A great natural history lesson to go with a great image Andrea!

  • Thank you Walker for your lovely comment & kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Wow Andrea this is incredible, and great info!

  • Thank you Colin for your lovely comment & kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...almost 4 years ago

    It’s wonderful to see this!!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment & kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • rasim1
    rasim1almost 4 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thank you Rasim for your kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66almost 4 years ago

    An Awesome shot.!

  • Thank you Tracy for your kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago
    What a fantastic capture Andrea – I can see heaps of features on this one. I can also see another one of your cards with ’ Congratulations on the new arrival !’ So lucky your timing was spot on.
  • Thank you for your lovely comment & kind words, much appreciated. It was such a wonderful moment to peek at this new life emerging.

    – AndreaEL

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