Oh my goodness! At 3:40am Michelle Obosky left a comment on the blog:
Did you see the egg ? at the nest. I saw it this morning May 9 at 3:39am. Maybe I’m crazy
Michelle, you’re right! It’s an egg! Morela’s first. It looks white snapshot of the infrared light.
She laid it at 12:42am on Saturday 9 May. (Thanks to Bev Fullbrandt for reporting the time.)
Here’s another glimpse in a video from 3am.
With the ongoing contest between Terzo and the new guy I’ll admit I’d given up on any eggs this year. This is such great news!
Watch the National Aviary falconcam at Univ. of Pittsburgh for more developments. Be sure to watch for her mate to come see the egg. I don’t know who it will be.
p.s. It is probably above freezing in the Cathedral of Learning nest. The lowest temperature in my city backyard last night was 33 degrees at the thermometer away from my house.
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)