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April 21, 2011: Two Eggs are Hatching!

April 21, 2011: Two Eggs are Hatching!

Credit: Krista Bradford

by Bob Sallinger

kgw.com

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 6:35 PM

It appears that at least two eggs have "pipped" as of 8:00 am this morning! You can clearly see a dark spot on the egg that is in the back on the right hand side of the picture. It can take up to two days for a bird to fully emerge from the egg. They break through and then slowly peck their way around the circumference of egg--a pretty amazing physical feat for a little critter that has only been developing for about five weeks.

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Hatch comes 41 days after the first egg was laid and 32 days after the last egg was laid. This is pretty much right on time since they did not really start incubating until the third egg was laid 35 days ago.

Welcome to sunny Portland (hopefully) little birds!

Pictures once again courtesy of the indispensable Krista Bradford who makes my job much easier:

 

 

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