Thanks to Ed Shott who noticed that the Gulf Tower peregrine, Tasha2, had laid her first egg this afternoon around 3:30pm. Ann Hohn of Make-A-Wish, whose offices are near the nest and can see the webcam on TV, confirmed that we should be proud indeed.
Here are two snapshots from the Aviary's webcam. (You can take snapshots too by right-clicking on the webcam's image and choosing Save.)
The first snapshot shows Tasha inspecting the egg - a rusty red color near her feet. When she first lays an egg she waits for it to dry before she begins incubation.
The second snapshot shows Tasha incubating and Louie (father bird) coming to visit. He appears to be bowing in congratulation.
As Ann Hohn said, "Cigars for everyone."