27 March 2011


Our pair weathered the storm that passed this morning, although they both look a bit disheveled.

15 comments:

Carol said...

When was the first egg laid?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update MG/Mod!

Beth/Oh

moderator said...

The egg was laid between 6:12 and 7:30 on the evening of 25 March.

Anonymous said...

The expression says it all ... ah, the responsibility of parenthood!!
DB

Anonymous said...

I hope the pair will make it through the inclement weather.

I am wondering...if there is any high winds, will the nest fall apart?

It looks like it is rather loosely put together :-(

I'm just praying that they will only experience rain...no wind.

moderator said...

The forecast is not projecting high winds for the week. As long as one of the pair stays with the egg(s) during any storms and maintains its temperature, we think they will be fine.

Carol said...

We've had very strong winds lately and the nest looks none the worse. It must be sturdier than in appears.

Carol said...

I live in Bluffton and we had golf ball sized hale this afternoon. I was hoping it didn't get over to the island. Does anyone know?

moderator said...

Hey Carol,

I live on the south end of the island and we only had rain.

Anonymous said...

I live in HHPlantation and we got marble sized hail for about 10 minutes at around 4pm and heavy rain but not a lot of wind.

Do we think a couple more eggs to come or just wait and see mode?

Hope they get through the storms ok.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I leave in Bluffton also, so proud that they weathered unbelievable storm here. Maybe we should name them Hailey and Windston! lol! Grace

moderator said...

Eggs are laid 1 - 3 days apart so it is possible for her to have another one tonight or tomorrow.

The pair is doing a great job staying on the nest with the hard rain and especially the lightening popping all around us. Just looking at the radar we are probably due for several more hours of precipitation.

Anonymous said...

We were in HH Plantation this PM around 4pm and it POURED ... when I got to see outside the ground was saturated. I know we need rain on the island but ... Perhaps we will be surprised at mom and dad's hardiness.
DB
Moderator ... any idea when we will be able to refer to them by name?

Anonymous said...

PPS:
Just noticed that mama on the nest has her head completely tucked in, under her body ... is this to protect the eggs?
Have neverseen this before.
DB

Anonymous said...

thank you for your information.
I'm glad that the Os are weathering the storm well and I hope there will be another egg soon.

I'm looking forward to a successful 2011 season!!!