Headstarting is a collaborative effort between WWT, BirdsRussia and the RSPB, and occurs as part of the International Arctic Expedition mounted each year by BirdsRussia under the leadership of Dr. Evgeny Syroechkovskiy.

Keeping an eye on the precious eggs – 20 June 2011

20 June 2011
I was woken by Nige at 0600 he had still not gone to bed keeping an eye on the temperatures of the eggs. My wife had tried to Skype call, it was intermittent and we lost connection several times. I was delighted with being able to hear the voices of my family.

Nigel checking the eggs in the incubator, photo by Martin McGill

I had a coffee, contemplated the fact that my neighbours in the next room were four SBS eggs and we all went to breakfast. Back at base after our morning meal Nige slept on his mat in fits and starts until midday, regularly getting up to check the temperature and humidity. I was emailing home, WWT etc but we had to turn in for another couple of hours sleep.

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