Raptor Cam Blog

Find posts by keyword
Find posts by date

Print
Email
|

Hmmmmm

by Bob Sallinger

kgw.com

Posted on April 12, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:39 PM

Well I thought maybe we had a hatch, but alas no...she just stood up and there are three eggs in the nest. I was hopeful when I saw the partially eaten pigeon in the nest. Birds of prey typically do not bring much prey into the nest until they have mouths to feed. This reduces the potential for contaminating the eggs. There are exceptions to this rule---last year this pair of red-tails consumed a lot of prey in the nest while they were incubating. This year they have kept the nest much cleaner---perhaps a refection that they are more experienced parents. When I saw the pigeon I thought maybe the moment had arrived....I even thought that I caught a brief glimpse of something white and fuzzy in the nest when she moved briefly. However, it is clear at this point that all three eggs are still at least partially intact (can't see any cracks). The pigeon may be a sign that we are getting close....or not.

Print
Email
|