Mar 14 2013

More Pictures Of First Egg at Pitt

Published by at 7:57 am under Nesting & Courtship,Peregrines

Dorothy with first egg, 14 March 2013 (photo from the National Aviary webcam at Pitt)

Here’s Dorothy at dawn with her first egg of 2013. She laid it last evening at 6:42pm.  (See yesterday’s post, including video.)

Today I’ll post pictures of interest as they become available. Stay tuned.

 

E2 arrives to see his first egg:
E2 arrives to see his first egg of 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Pitt)

 

E2 shelters the egg:
E2 shelters the first egg, 14 Mar 2013 (photo from the National Aviary webcam at Pitt)130314

 

Dorothy spent half an hour eating, then came back and spent the rest of the morning at the nest.  At 11:46am E2 came to give her a break.  They did a little courting over the egg.
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And then she took a break.
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More later…. of course!

(photos from the National Aviary snapshot camera at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning)

 

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “More Pictures Of First Egg at Pitt”

  1. Jennieon 14 Mar 2013 at 11:59 am

    Dorothy and E2 – what a team! I’m glad their season is starting well.

  2. Kathyon 14 Mar 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Sooooo happy!

  3. Triciaon 14 Mar 2013 at 1:15 pm

    This is my first year watching Dorothy and E2. Is it normal for them to leave the egg exposed? I noticed the parent sitting on the ledge and the egg sitting exposed for nearly an hour.

  4. Kate St. Johnon 14 Mar 2013 at 1:18 pm

    This is normal for peregrines until the clutch is complete. Dorothy will lay 3 to 5 eggs. She & E2 will protect them from freezing but will not sit on them until she’s laid her next-to-lay egg. Then she will incubate all the time.

  5. Triciaon 14 Mar 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you! I’ve been so worried! :)

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