This morning at about 2:45am, Dori laid her first egg of the season at the Gulf Tower in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Thanks to Michelline who captured this screen shot. I’ll post more pictures today as the light gets better. (No color until the sun rises…)
Video! Here’s a YouTube video from Sharon Leadbitter, taken before dawn. You’ll see feathers flying from the left (Louie is plucking prey) and then Louie comes to the nest and bows to Dori to tell her breakfast is ready.
First color photo of the egg:
(photo from the National Aviary webcam at the Gulf Tower)