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Thread subject: Have we ever seen....
Name Date Message
Melanie 04/25/11 04:16 pm Tilts continue after the first egg has been laid?
Trishrg 04/25/11 05:45 pm It is my understanding of birds, that they must continue to copulate in order for the subsequent eggs to be fertilized. they can only produce one egg every 2-3 days, so I don't know how the next eggs could be fertile otherwise?
I can't say I recall seeing this in osprey, but have def. seen it in eagles, and owls. Barn owls are still doing in with hatched chicks, LOL!
FOB Webmaster 04/25/11 06:21 pm Oh yeah. Our current pair did it not long after the first was laid. I wondered how she didn't break it. See photo.
Melanie 04/25/11 11:48 pm I had just caught the Henlopen pair indulging in a little afternoon delight and I don't remember seeing that in DPOF before.
Marie 04/26/11 11:12 am Like you said, Trishrg

'' Tilts '' do have to continue for the next eggs to be laid...

I have watched B and D participationg in that activity in the past..

Good news for the pair of Ospreys at the University here in Victroia...I found the female back on the nest at 5pm yesterday, telling the male standing next to her, in no uncertain terms, to go get her a fish...well it was blowing so hard and freezing cold, so he didn't budge knowing that he wouldn't see a thing beneath the surface of the turbulant water ..He's not stupid.! But she sure went on and on...
It was so good to see she had made it back OK and to hear her calls again.

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