Tuesday, April 19, 2016

First Hatch!

It's official!!!  The first egg in the Columbus nest hatched this morning!  There wasn't a perfect view, but here is a video in case you missed it.  The photo above is a still image I saved off of the video.

It's possible two chicks were heard chirping so there may be a second egg hatching soon.  Durand will eat the egg shells to help clean up the nest and to replenish calcium her body used to produce the eggs initially.  Nature's way of recycling!