18 March 2022, 8:54am
Morela laid her first egg of the season this morning at the Cathedral of Learning at 8:31am.
Right away she stepped back to let it dry. After a minute or two she turned it.
Because peregrine falcons don’t begin incubation until the next-to-last egg is laid, Morela won’t sit on this one until she’s laid (probably) three eggs. Then she’ll lay one more — if her clutch size last year is any guide.
Today it is warm in Pittsburgh — 63oF — so Morela can safely leave the egg in the sun.
Watch the Pitt peregrines, Morela and Ecco, on the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh.
(photos and video from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)
3 thoughts on “First Egg at Pitt Peregrine Nest, 18 March”
Woo hoo! She seemed “eggy” yesterday, kind of standing there waiting for something to happen. HAHA Looking forward to seeing what size clutch there is this year, maybe we’ll get FIVE! It’s a good day.
Hi Kate is there any sound of the falcon cam?
Yes there is sound but it was turned down low. Turn up your speakers and you’ll hear it.