Soon….

Peregrine falcons, Dorothy and E2, at their nest at University of Pittsburgh, April 29, 2008I believe the peregrine falcon eggs will hatch soon at Pitt. Compared to last week, Dorothy is spending more time incubating than E2. In this picture she seems to be telling him, "Get up! It's my turn." She has years of experience hatching eggs while this may be his first year as a dad.

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Peregrine eggs at Pitt - perhaps with pip marks, April 29, 2008And maybe - just maybe - the photo at right shows some pips (dents) in the eggs. If so, the chicks are starting the exhausting job of breaking the shells.

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7 thoughts on “Soon….

  1. 9:14 am — I saw the chick as Dorothy and E2 were fussing over it!

    Unfortunately I did not have the presence of mind to “printscreen” or go to the 15-second refresh cam, but I saw it….

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