24 March 2012

Bea laid the first egg of the 2012 season either the evening of March 23rd or Saturday morning the 24th. Bea should lay eggs one to three days apart.

Nesting Facts
Clutch Size
1–4 eggs
Number of Broods
1 broods
Egg Length
2.2–2.7 in
5.5–6.8 cm
Egg Width
1.7–2 in
4.2–5 cm
Incubation Period
36–42 days
Nestling Period
50–55 days
Egg Description
Cream to pinkish cinnamon; wreathed and spotted with reddish brown.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like Jasper is eggsitting and doesn't quite know what to do. He is up and down and moving away and then back looking down at the egg, then up and down all over again. I've been watching about 30 minutes and have not seen him actually sit on the egg in that time. Hope Bea comes back soon to rescue him and the egg.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

Just after I posted, Bea returned to the nest and Jasper took off. For a few minutes Bea acted the very same way, but now she has settled down over the egg. I have read that sometimes eggs are left uncovered so that all the eggs will hatch closer together. Maybe that is Bea and Jasper's plan.

Vivian

Anonymous said...

3.24.12 (552pmEST)

Congratulations on the first EGG!

I was a bit worried for while (525-539pm) as I watched the male looking rather perplexed about what to do with the egg. He stood over it...rolled the egg around...but didn't brood.
Finally the female returns at 539pm and the male quickly exits from the nest.

She stands over the egg, rolling it around. Finally at 545p she settles down over the egg.

Anonymous said...

Jasper brought in a large forked branch - thought for sure it was going to fall on the egg - then he moved it to the far side. 6:00pm
Judy/Ohio

Anonymous said...

Still one egg this morning. Maybe egg #2 today? I just watched 13 1-day old wood ducks follow mamma jumping from their box into a lake in North Carolina. So cute!

Vivian

Anonymous said...

can you post the link again to Lock nest and also blackwater, I have lost since last year, thanks,

lynne

moderator said...

Hey Lynne,

If you scroll down on the main page of the blog you should see Bird Links. Both Blackwater and the Scottish Wildlife are listed.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news...watching for egg #2 :)

Beth/Oh

Carol said...

I like the new soundtrack! Thanks. The other one was getting quite old.

Anonymous said...

I just caught a glimpse of one egg only.

Peter

Anonymous said...

Yea for the second egg!
Judy/Ohio

Anonymous said...

At 5:39 pm this Monday, there are now TWO eggs in the nest! Nice close up of them, so I believe our Moderator is in the know.

Vivian