This house finch egg may have been the survivor of a raid by scrub jays. We searched all around and couldn't find the nest.
It was still warm, so we gave it a temporary home inside of a tiny Santa hat.
|The hat is the topper to a Santa wine jacket|
I ordered an incubator and an egg candler from Amazon which will arrive on Tuesday (tomorrow).
|A cozy spot|
Until then, Eggy will remain tucked into the tiny Santa hat in my homemade incubator—a shoebox on top of a heating pad set on low stuffed with a mohair scarf and covered with an afghan.
It is a toasty 100°F inside with a little air vent to prevent overheating. Eggy gets turned every couple of hours.
I will candle the egg in a couple of days to see if I can find a heartbeat or a swirling embryo.
Until then...we have an house guest.