Mar 20 2014
Last night (Mar 19) at around 9:30pm, @CathyPelican107 tweeted me with news that there were now five eggs at the Gulf Tower. By the time I looked Dori was clamped down on the eggs and I couldn’t count them so I checked the WildEarth video archives.
During the 8:00pm hour Dori stood up and appeared to deposit an egg in the nest. It was really hard to see! Eventually she settled down with the egg alongside of her (above), presumably allowing it to dry.
Later she stood up to rearrange the eggs and I was able to count 5 in these two screen shots.
This afternoon you can clearly count five.
Meanwhile at Pitt, Dorothy spends a lot of time at the nest looking as if she will lay an egg … and then she doesn’t.
Don’t worry. Her median first egg date is March 23. She has plenty of time.
(photos from the National Aviary falconcams at Gulf Tower and University of Pittsburgh)
p.s. The fact that I mentioned Dorothy hasn’t laid an egg will probably prompt her to do so immediately … just to prove me wrong!