44 degrees F Partly Cloudy Wind Calm
Sunrise 5:28 am CDT Sunset 8:54 pm CDT
I am STUNNED!
We just had a nest exchange and there was NO chick under the male who had been sitting there for 17 hours and 10 minutes.
The female quickly and efficiently moved on to the eggs.
With all the wing lifts and body pushups that the male had done all last night and throughout the night, I was sure we were going to see a little chick this morning.
The exchange was quick enough that I could not examine the eggs.
But both eggs looked to be intact yet.
So now we wait some more.
I still have to believe that the male was reacting to something from a chick trying to get out of the egg. But there was no chick to be seen.
Now let's see if the female reacts the same way.
And let's see if there IS a chick trying to be born.
Copyright 2015 Larry R Backlund