Tuesday, April 28, 2015


A little after 5 pm today, the 3rd egg hatched!  (Follow the link to see a video.)
Shortly afterward it was sitting up begging for food along with its nest mates.  This behavior is instinct and prompted when the adults give a low cluck while feeding.  Even though the chick was upright and had its beak open it really doesn't need to eat for at least a day or more, as it receives nourishment as its body absorbs the remainder of the yolk sac.

The cams seem to be freezing up quite often now which is frustrating to us and the viewers.  This happened last season also and is believed to be a result of the amount of traffic on the site, individual Internet speeds, and/or certain web browsers.