Monday, April 02, 2012

3rd Egg-NOT on Schedule

As of this morning there are still only 2 eggs in the nest. The normal clutch is 3-4. Last year, Durand laid 5 eggs but none were fertile.

We would have expected a 3rd egg either last Friday or Saturday but so far Durand has not produced. While on average eggs are laid every 2-3 days it does happen sometimes that there is a longer period of time in between eggs. She will likely lay at least one more egg, however, when that happens is anyone's guess. A few years ago up to a week went by between eggs being laid and all still hatched successfully. It is also possible that two will be her clutch this year. We'll all just have to wait and see.