13 March 2009

The third egg has been laid either the evening of 12 March or early 13 March. Slightly cooler weather is predicted for the weekend along with showers and possible thunderstorms. Last year our pair left the eggs vulnerable during a cold snap that included thunderstorms. Hopefully the osprey will stay on the nest and continue to incubate the eggs.

5 comments:

jazzel26 said...

The time between eggs is good, the last to hatch can be at a disadvantage if they are to far apart.

Linda

Anonymous said...

3 would be a good clutch...
I agree Linda!

Beth

fowlbreath said...

I was thinking when I saw her looking at her 3 eggs that Roy Dennis in Scotland has a theory that egg markings/colorings are unique to each female osprey. I have no idea of his scientific approach/data collection methodologies but who knows....

BarefootNurse said...

Hopefully now that the Osprey pair are more mature they will remain attentive through this cooler weekend. How exciting to see three eggs!

Anonymous said...

The changing of the guard--what a neat thing to watch! Dad giving Mom a little break? Looks like the pair is doing a good job.

Vivian