Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy 1st Egg on the 1st Day of Spring!

After many days of watching and waiting, dedicated viewers finally are seeing the first egg of the 2014 Columbus peregrine nesting season!!!  Technically, Durand laid the egg last evening, March 19, at about 9:43 p.m. but we can all celebrate the first day of Spring today with the first egg!  Interestingly, she laid the first egg last season on the same day of March!

Eggs are laid every 2-3 days but she won't begin to actually incubate the eggs until the majority of the clutch (usually 4 eggs) is laid.  She will stay close to the nest during this period.