Mar 25 2013
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.
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.