Mar 18 2011

Third Egg at Pitt

Published by at 9:45 am under Peregrines


Dorothy conveniently laid her third egg this morning while everyone was watching from their computers so we received up-to-the-minute reports from her fans. 

Here she is with all three eggs. 

Watch Dorothy at the Cathedral of Learning — and her counterpart Dori at the Gulf Tower — on the National Aviary webcams.

When you watch Dorothy you’ll notice that she incubates the eggs now.  This is likely to be her next-to-last egg, though she may surprise us.  (Actually, she seems to enjoy overturning all my predictions!)

We’ll just have to wait and see.

(photo from the National Aviary webcam at the Cathedral of Learning)

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Third Egg at Pitt”

  1. NDPeteron 18 Mar 2011 at 10:12 am

    Well, not quite “everyone” was watching. I’ve been pretty lucky to catch the others though. It’s nice of Dorothy to spread these out so by the end of the clutch everyone will have had a chance to see a new egg. Go Dorothy!

  2. Kathyon 18 Mar 2011 at 11:31 am

    Yes, I missed this one too, but am so happy that we have 3.

  3. Gintarason 18 Mar 2011 at 12:18 pm

    This isn’t next to last, as I type this, she’s not in the nest, just 3 eggs there….So, I Think, 4th egg will be next to last….

  4. Kate St. Johnon 18 Mar 2011 at 12:34 pm

    They’re not on the nest because something agitated them and they are both flying around. Perhaps a 3rd peregrine. Perhaps another raptor.

  5. Nancyon 18 Mar 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Is there a reason she appears to NOT be incubating one of the eggs?

  6. Kate St. Johnon 18 Mar 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Sometimes you won’t see them on the nest today because it is very hot up there. When the eggs are in full sun the adults spread their wings and shade the eggs. When the eggs are in shade the adults can afford to leave them for a while in warm weather.

  7. Monikaon 18 Mar 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I love how Dorothy rearranged the eggs; single file! Could it be she’s making room for a few more?

  8. Jon 18 Mar 2011 at 7:21 pm

    They’re not single file anymore. And it looks like Dorothy isn’t even waiting until the eggs hatch to let the nest get messy this year.

Comments RSS

Leave a Reply

Bird Stories from OnQ