12 April 2009

At approximately 5:55 p.m. the male left the nest unattended until the female returned at 6:19 p.m. This is the third time the male has been seen leaving the nest in the past week. We are not sure if he is just out of view of the camera or is about stretching his wings. His absence is raising our blood pressure during those minutes away from the nest. We are so close to possibly having chicks in three years seeing the nest unoccupied and the eggs vulnerable during his incubation time is quite distressing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been watching the pair again this year. I am hoping we get a hatching soon. However, I worry that the male is not bringing fish to the nest. When do they usually start doing that?

moderator said...

The male has been bringing fish in to the female. His behavior this past week is a bit odd. Maybe he is a bit anxious.

Anonymous said...

How can you tell the male from the female?
One of them has their wings spread wider over the nest today in the rain - I was hoping that meant that he/she was protecting chicks rather than just eggs?

Anonymous said...

Aw, rain again for our feathered friends. Looks like she is hunkered down to keep things warm and dry. He was there briefly and I wonder if he brought food for her or was just checking in. The time must be drawing near for some egg activity.

Vivian