Dorothy sure surprised me! All afternoon I thought she was spending a lot of time at her nest at the University of Pittsburgh, but it seemed way too early for her to lay an egg. In her whole life, the earliest she ever laid was March 23. I even commented on the previous blog that I thought she was just puttering.
Surprise! Here's her first egg of 2009. I wish I'd been watching more closely and not gone with my own assumptions. (Take a lesson, Kate!)
Click on her photo to watch her on the National Aviary's live webcam.
News update, March 21: Dorothy's 2nd egg was first seen March 21 at dawn.
News update, March 23: Dorothy's 3rd egg was first seen March 23 at approximately 3:11pm. If I have calculated correctly, she will lay her 4th egg in the early morning hours of March 25 (i.e. at night).
(photo from the National Aviary's falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)