Saturday, April 25, 2015

1st Chick!!!!

The first chick appeared about 5:28 pm, Saturday, April 25, 2015!!!!  And, a second egg is pipped as well so hopefully not too long before there are 2 hatchlings.  It is very common for the adult female to eat the egg shells.  Not only does this keep the nest clean but it helps Durand replenish the calcium her body used to produce the egg initially.  Here's a great video of the hatch and Durand consuming the shell.