Mar 22 2012
Dorothy laid her second egg at 10:00am today but she exposed it only briefly, captured at this link by @PittPeregrines.
For two and a half hours she panted while she sheltered her eggs from the scorching heat — probably more than 85 degrees at the nest in full sun.
Finally at 12:21pm she showed us both eggs. Then at 12:30pm E2 brought food and took his turn at keeping the eggs cool.
Whew! When will this heat wave end??
(photos from the National Aviary falconcam at the Cathedral of Learning)