I do not know if Cornell has called it but, there is definitely a pip for Big Red and Arthur this morning. The pair have been on and off the nest taking great care when moving around those three precious eggs. Then Big Red brought in some greenery which is one of the telling signs that something is up!
You can see the egg tooth pecking through the shell in the middle egg.
Big Red can always depend on Arthur. This is a great nest to watch.
Here is the link to the camera on the Cornell Campus!
Thanks Cornell for your streaming cam where I took my screen captures this morning!
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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And of course it HAD to be the middle egg hatching first? Why? Because look at the speckling. The middle egg has by far the most colour and was therefore the first egg laid. The egg with virtually no speckling on it will be last to hatch.
It was such a gorgeous egg but what an amazing little eyas – with a big strong neck wanting food after only hatching 2 hours prior. Love this nest!