Santa Clara Valley Canary & Exotic Bird Club
Santa Clara High School Cafetorium
Meeting April 11, 1976
Pot-luck 1:00 P.M. Meeting 1:45 P.M.
A-G Salad, H-P Hot Dish, Q-Z Dessert. Bring your own table service.
It has been brought to our attention in order to be registered with
the State of Calif. as a non-profit organization we have to change the
wording in Article II of our By-Laws. They now read -
OBJECT - The object of this organization shall be the study of; the breeding; the sharing of knowledge; and the appreciation of canaries and all other types of caged birds. It is recommend to read -
OBJECT - The object of this organization is the purpose of Scientific, Educational, and Humane study of; the breeding; and sharing of knowledge; and the appreciation of all caged birds.
New members and renewal too late to be in the roster are,
Frank & Elsie Martin
The show catalogue is being completed and any member wishing to advertise in it may do so. The price $2.50 for ¼ page, $5.00 for ½ page, $10.00 for full page - 8½ × 11. Please contact Phil Dubois.
AT this meeting we will have a flee mart, swat meet, garage sale, call it what you may. Bring any birds or equipment that you would like to trade or sell. What you don't use could be just what someone is looking for.
This is also a workshop meeting. Bring your problems and experiences too.
A little bird told me that there will be birds on the raffle table. Let's all do our part and bring something nice for our raffle. How are your plants doing for our May 2, meeting??
The Egg (continued from last month)
Immediately after fertilization the egg goes on a precise schedule. It stops in the oviduct for twenty minutes while it gathers albumen or white. Like the yolk the albumen is a series of layers. The first is a thin covering, the second is dense, elastic and tough. A shock absorber to protect the spark of life in the center from the plunge to the nest and the tumbling it gets during incubation. The egg spirals down through the oviduct, and this motion forces the third layer of albumen, a light watery fluid through the dense second layer up against the golden yolk. Next is the formation of the two snow white sheets of tough membranes found under the shell of the breakfast egg. This takes an hour and ten minutes. Then the egg drops into the shell secreting area of the oviduct and remains there for nineteen hours while the shell accumulates in four porous layers. During the last hour the color is accumulated. Eggs are always laid during daylight hours, usually between sunup and noon. For ten minutes after it is laid, a bird's egg lies like a shiny gem in the nest. Air is entering the shell and a breathing pocket is forming at the blunt end; here, two weeks after incubation begins, the chick's head will lie.
The very look and feel of the eggs arouse the mother bird's maternal instinct. It is the heat of the mother's body that triggers the explosion of life within the egg. As soon as the temperature at the center of the egg reaches 99.5 degrees F. the cell development begins again. On and on the chain reaction goes until within the shell there are lungs, heart, liver, eye and all the exquisite organs of a living chick. On and on until at the proper time on the proper date a crack will shatter the shell. On and off all night this goes on. At break of day, as the sun illuminates the buds of the apple trees the tiny birds fall out of the shell into spring. After resting for several hours and becoming downy and fluffy, they wake up to an appointment with the eternal life it harbored, a new life begins.
George Ginger has male and female Borders for sale. Clayton Jones has finch nest boxes for sale. Lorraine DeMaria has ½ × ½ wire, 2 ft. high, 100 ft. roll.
Sincerely in the fancy,
Lorraine Di Maria