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Sunday—Our Eggy House Guest

Steve found this little egg on the deck...

Meet Eggy

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.

I ordered an incubator and an egg candler from Amazon which will arrive on Tuesday (tomorrow). 

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.