EggsPicture of the week: Bloody Blue Eggs

Picture of the week: Bloody Blue Eggs

bloody bluebird eggs (WEBL). Zimmerman

Two of these Western Bluebird eggs had blood smears on the eggshells. Apparently this happens when small blood vessels are torn as the egg passes through the oviduct.   bloody webl eggs. Zimmerman

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You cannot begin to preserve any species of animal unless you preserve the habitat in which it dwells. Disturb or destroy that habitat and you will exterminate the species as surely as if you had shot it. So conservation means that you have to preserve forest and grassland, river and lake, even the sea itself. This is vital not only for the preservation of animal life generally, but for the future existence of man himself—a point that seems to escape many people.
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