Thread subject: Connecticut nest
||05/28/06 06:35 am
||A while back I posted a comment that the female at the Conn. nest was restless and that a hatching looked imminent and other people agreed. However, the first egg laid seen on April 11th and still no hatching - that makes it six weeks. Does this mean that the first egg may not hatch? Second egg was seen on 14th so should this be due to hatch now too?
||05/28/06 07:32 am
||Those eggs are very late hatching compared to ours aren't they. Our first was laid on 14th and we already have two chicks. Could it be that none will hatch at Connecticut?
||05/28/06 08:09 am
||Yes it looks very uch as if all four eggs will fail at Conneticut.
||05/28/06 10:52 am
||I was just looking in and saw four eggs unattended. How long are the birds likely to incubate infertile eggs - does anyone know? It is quite sad to see the bird returning and nestling down on eggs that may not hatch.
||05/28/06 12:00 pm
||Oh Pam that is a question which is very hard to answer. I know of no example of an osprey nest where all the eggs failed to hatch.
We do have the example of Pale Male and Lola whose nest has failed for two years running. There they continued to brood the eggs for a month after the due date. The suggestion was that they would keep on brooding as long as the days were getting visibly longer. I know that they gave up on about 22nd May last year and May 19th this year.
||05/29/06 07:31 pm
||I think I just saw a chick but it looks too big to be newborn. I took snapshots of it if I can email to someone to figure if this really is a chick? Yesterday I took snaps and there were 4 entact eggs. Any ideas?