Thursday, May 29, 2008

We have eggs!

5/28/08 - 6am, Wednesday. While working on another project (collecting two young from a nearby peregrine nest tower) on the Mullica River, I decided to stop in and check on my pair of ospreys. We have eggs! Three to be exact (see picture below).

Amazingly enough, the pair managed to protect the eggs from the 70+mph wind gusts during the nor'easter that hit NJ in mid-May. Soon we should have hatching. I will now start to check the nest more frequently to determine if we have any young. Most of the time you can simply tell by the adults behavior, the incubating female tends to move frequently as she feeds and broods the young.

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