Reporting egg counts is like reporting hockey scores, except the action is a lot slower.
First, a picture of Tasha this morning at 6:40am with two eggs (pink arrow is pointing to them). She laid the second one yesterday and spent a lot of time calling last night ... or was that Louie making all the racket (see below). Who knows why!
When I tuned in this morning, she called again and I heard Louie answer from somewhere in the background. Then she left the nest. I'll bet he brought her breakfast.
Next, is a photo showing Dorothy and E2 bowing over their four eggs at The Cathedral of Learning this morning at 9:00am. He was incubating while she ate. Now she's returning to take over nest duty.
Back at the Gulf Tower, here's a photo of Louie calling to Tasha to come to the nest at 10:10am today. I learned from Ann Hohn that Louie often sits in and around the nest and "he is VERY noisy. He calls for her all the time."
And a CORRECTION! On Saturday night I said the following video was Louie & Tasha courting at the nest. I was wrong. It's a video of Louie and his new mate, Dori, at the nest at 6:55pm Saturday, March 20. PixController made it into a YouTube video. Click here to watch.
(photos from the National Aviary webcams at the Gulf Tower and University of Pittsburgh)