Monday, April 02, 2007

Is 4 the final count?

Now that the eggs are being incubated full-time it is more difficult to see them. A 4th egg was revealed Saturday, March 31st, a little before 4 p.m.
It is possible there could still be another egg laid, however 4 is the normal clutch. We are glad to see 4 eggs especially since this is Scout's first clutch ever. Hopefully, all of the eggs will be fertile and will hatch. Incubation lasts about 33 days. Therefore, hatch can be expected the first week of May. Scout will do most of the incubating. Orville's main job at this time is to hunt and provide food. Orville will take over incubation duty for brief periods of time when she leaves to eat the prey he brings her.