Mar 25 2012

More Eggs To Come

Published by at 6:15 am under Nesting & Courtship,Peregrines

It's an hour before dawn and Dorothy is sleeping on the perch in front of her nest.  (See her at the left edge of the photo.)

The fact that she isn't incubating her eggs indicates she will lay at least one more, possibly two.

Peregrines don't begin incubation until their clutch is nearly complete.

So we'll have a couple more days of egg-watching ...  and then she'll begin The Big Sit.

Update, March 25, 10:00am:
Looks like Dorothy and E2 have begun incubation. One more egg? Two?

(photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “More Eggs To Come”

  1. John Englishon 25 Mar 2012 at 11:05 am

    11:00 food delivery. Must have been time for brunch 🙂

  2. Kathyon 26 Mar 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Don’t they make just a most beautiful sight though!

  3. Kathy McCharenon 27 Mar 2012 at 8:59 am

    Hi, Kate–Dorothy just moved and I’m almost sure I saw 4 eggs…

  4. Kittyon 27 Mar 2012 at 10:24 am

    What’s happening at gulf tower?

  5. Kate St. Johnon 27 Mar 2012 at 10:38 am

    The Gulf Tower peregrines have been seen Downtown but are not visiting the Gulf Tower. Still a mystery.

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