Monday, March 31, 2008

1st egg for 2008!

Scout's first egg for the 2008 nesting season was laid about 9:49 a.m., Saturday, March 29th. Eggs are laid every 2-3 days and are slightly smaller than a chicken egg, mottled with a dark, reddish-brown pigment. Peregrines generally lay a total of 4 eggs. Scout won't actually begin to incubate them until most of the clutch is laid. In the meantime, it won't hurt the first egg(s) if the adult isn't keeping it warm-it simply won't begin to develop yet.

A second egg is expected sometime Monday or Tuesday.

Again, the problems with the live streaming are beyond the control of the Ohio Division of Wildlife. We're working to get the stream restored as soon as possible.