21 March 2019
Surprise! This morning at 6:08am Hope, the female peregrine at Pitt, laid a fifth egg.
We didn’t expect it but Hope certainly knew it was coming. This may — or may not — change our hatch date estimate. Only Hope knows the answer to that.
Will she lay six? I doubt it but you never know.
Watch the Pitt peregrines on the National Aviary falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning.
p.s. Thank you, Sara Showers, for alerting me about the 5th egg.
(photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ. of Pittsburgh)