Friday, March 20, 2009

1st Egg for Scout in 2009!

It's official - we have an egg at the Rhodes Tower in Columbus! Scout laid her first egg of the season this morning. The camera started flashing about 9 a.m. so I wasn't watching it too closely. Then, a little past 9:30 I saw the egg. Shortly after that the emails started coming in from many others who had seen it, too! I've been trying to save a still picture off the video but Scout seems determined to keep it from view at least for now. Finally got this peak:
The typical clutch for peregrines is four eggs. Eggs are laid every two to three days so there probably won't be another egg until this weekend. Scout's setting on the egg now since it's a cool morning, but true incubation won't start until the last or the next-to-the last egg is laid.