Mar 25 2013

Keeping The Eggs Warm

Published by at 5:31 am under Nesting & Courtship,Peregrines

Dorothy asleep while it snows (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at the Univ. of Pittsburgh)

With her beak under her wing, Dorothy sleeps as it snows around her.

Periodically she wakes to shake the snow off.  Here her face is a blur while she shakes.

Dorothy shakes the snow off her head while she continues to incubate, 25 Mar 2013 (photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)

Through it all, she keeps her five eggs warm.

(photo from the National Aviary falconcam at the Univ. of Pittsburgh)



p.s. The snow is heavy and wet like a giant slush puppy on the roads.

p.p.s. Dorothy incubated all night until noon today (Monday Mar 25).  Here she is leaving the nest for the first time since the snow began.  You can see that she kept the eggs warm and dry.

Dorothy takes a break at noon (phtoo from the National Aviary falconcam at the Univ of Pittsburgh)

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3 Responses to “Keeping The Eggs Warm”

  1. Anne Marieon 25 Mar 2013 at 5:48 am

    Poor Dorothy!

  2. Theresaon 25 Mar 2013 at 6:49 am

    My 4year old and I are keeping a close watch, it is fun to watch his wonder and respect grow for birds. He fell in love with the peregrine falcons after one dove in front of us on a nature trail and caught a gray squirrel last year. The updates and camera have been an amazing extension, thanks for all you and you colleagues do :)

  3. Kathyon 26 Mar 2013 at 3:38 pm

    What a brave Dorothy. Bless her heart.

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