30 April 2011

As of 7:05 this morning we still have three eggs.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Also on "baby watch" .. she appears to be listening and checking out around/beneath her. Maybe soon .....
DB

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous day for hatching! Mama looks ready and we are watching.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

11:20 thereabouts...parents are freaking out a bit...there must be a chick hatching.

Sue

Anonymous said...

12:26 Mama and Dad just switched still 3 eggs.

Sue

Anonymous said...

Looks really windy there! At least the temperature is warm.
DB

Anonymous said...

I just noticed new "fluffy" material in the nest. Is this a coincidence, or is a birth in the works?

Peter

Anonymous said...

Lots of new Spanish moss in the nest this afternoon. Is this a sign that something will happen soon?

Vivian

moderator said...

The pair will continue to build up the nest throughout the chick rearing period, reinforcing the nest.

Anonymous said...

11:00 -- the egg on the back right does not look perfectly shaped. Is it cracked? The top right corner looks to be sticking out a bit IMO.

Peter

moderator said...

Good morning Peter,

I still think we have the three eggs intact. Both parents have been taking turns incubating the eggs. The female the past few days has been quite anxious and jittery. It could be anytime for the first eggs to hatch.

Anonymous said...

If my memory is correct, the 2nd egg is also due anytime from today.
If I was mom I too would be anxious and jittery! She's been very patient to now.
DB

Anonymous said...

She's definitely preparing for a "soft" landing ... but I do wish the chicks would get a move on ... I think we're all becoming quite anxious for their appearance !!!
Hoping it's soon.
DB

Anonymous said...

7:00 AM and the camera just came on. Another pine cone for breakfast, and Momma is sitting there looking around. Is today the day for "May" to arrive?

Peter

moderator said...

Hey Peter,

Bea flew off the nest and brought back the palmetto frond and pine straw in the background. Still three eggs. Today marks the 38th day. Hopefully soon we'll see a chick hatch!

Anonymous said...

Looks like mom is fussing at dad to get off the eggs. But he's not moving!

Vivian

Carol said...

Has anyone seen a pip?

moderator said...

Carol,

Haven't noticed an egg moving or anything except when either parent is rotating them.

Anonymous said...

1106 --

They were both just there, and may have switched places. The front two eggs were visible, but not the third. On Sunday morning, the egg on the back right seemed to have a discontinuity on the top right corner (post above), but subsequent posts by others say the eggs were intact.

I also noticed later on Sunday that this third egg had been rolled and seemed OK.

Isn't this first birth getting a bit late in the tooth date-wise?

Peter

moderator said...

It can take anywhere from 35 - 42 days for an osprey chick to hatch.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the only activity is by the two adults. Our little chicks want to make us wait!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Thanks moderator for the feedback on the timing of 35-42 days. I guess I am like a nervous father here. I did catch a glimpse of the three eggs about 30 minutes ago, and they looked OK.

Anonymous said...

PS at 2:32

She is spending a lot of time messing with the egg on the back right.

Carol said...

Mom is on the nest now and to me she look pretty low so I don't think we'll have a hatch any time soon. And since I'm going to be away from computers the next 6 days I am very unhappy!

Carol said...

I'd like to update my last post. Mom has been very restless the past hour or so. We might have a pip. Oh how I wish we had SOUND!

Anonymous said...

7:03 hey you just zoomed in. Three eggs intact could not be any clearer!

Thanks.

Peter