Apr 23 2010
It’s been a beautiful sunny day here with highs in the mid 60s.
Sunshine is rare — and it’ll rain this weekend — so lots of people are out sunbathing at Schenley Plaza across the street from the Cathedral of Learning. They aren’t the only ones.
Early this afternoon both Dorothy and E2 took turns sunbathing on the nest gravel. Here’s a photo of E2 sunbathing while Dorothy broods the chicks.
Can you see in the photo how E2 and one of the chicks are looking at each other? That little bird is having some quality time with Mom and Dad.
And here’s proof there is still one unhatched egg. It was laid approximately two days after incubation had already started so it needs more time before it’ll hatch. That will probably be tomorrow, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t hatch at all. Some years Dorothy has an egg that doesn’t hatch.
(photos from the National Aviary snapshot cam at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning)