I have a question-i’m looking at the Gulf Tower website & it looks like one of the eggs is off to the right like Tasha rolled it away from the rest of the eggs. Would she do that if she couldn’t hear anything coming from the egg-like dogs or cats do when they know one of the litter is too weak to survive?
Some answers to your questions:
>Is it my imagination or is the Gulf Tower cam blurry?
The Gulf cam appears to be blurry because it is much further away from the nest than the Pitt cam. It’s a much older camera than the one at Pitt, it cannot zoom and it must be manually focused. No one can go out on the ledge to fix it once nesting begins so “it is what it is,” as they say.
>it looks like one of the eggs is off to the right like Tasha rolled it away from the rest of the eggs.
Indeed Tasha did roll away the egg shell. The mother bird tosses the shells out of the nest scrape as the eggs hatch. Because they are white inside they show up easily. When the mother bird is brooding and we can’t see the contents of the nest, seeing an eggshell off to the side is sometimes our only clue that eggs have hatched.
>Would she [move the egg away] if she couldn’t hear anything coming from the egg-like dogs or cats do when they know one of the litter is too weak to survive?
Not yet. Peregrine parents must brood their chicks for about 8 days. During that time they keep the unhatched eggs with the chicks – just in case. Eventually they move the unhatched eggs out of the way – but not yet. You’ll probably get a chacnce to see this happen at both nests.
I’m watching the Gulf Tower cam at 12:30 and Tasha appears to be feeding here chick(s). I can’t tell if a second egg has hatched, but I do see some bright white areas within the scrape which could be the insides of another broken shell.
Dorothy or E2 (still not always sure who is who) seem pretty active on their eggs!! I’ve been watching off and on all day and whomever is sitting the eggs keeps shifting around and sometimes moving the eggs. Just now, I think its Dorothy cause she seems big, is apparently cheeping?? or is it panting?? and periodically nosing around in the gravel. She keeps shifting off the eggs but I have not seen a chick.
I’m wondering if she’s hearing them inside the eggs? and is responding? I don’t know since I’ve never seen this before… but it is fascinating to watch!! She or he was NOT this active a few days ago. Is the nice weather a factor in that?