Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday

First egg thread. 

From our biologist Dr. Jim Siegel:

The egg laid today is likely to hatch after about 35 days, around March 19.   One or 2 more eggs are likely to arrive over the next 4 to 5 days, with accordingly later hatching dates.  Although  the female will likely do most of the incubation, both sexes have developed a brood patch and will continuously incubate the eggs, turning them every so often for even warming and to maintain a healthy relationship between the embryonic membranes and shell. The eggs must remain covered to avoid cooling.

52 comments:

Lynne2 said...

WOOT my first feather! to go with the first egg!

JudyE said...

Just missed

JudyE said...

THANKS FOR THE FRESH ONE AND CONGRATULATION GRANDPA STEVE

Lynne2 said...

Well, today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday, the greatest president in US History (JMHO) and I nominate the egg be called Lincoln.

stronghunter said...

Hi Steve!

Thanks for the new thread.

Congratulations, Lynne2!

Berry eagles were just on Channel 7 in DC.

Belle is going to have a very cold night tonight.

JudyE said...

Changed Avatar

stronghunter said...

Going to start a fire in the fireplace and fix some chili for tonight.

JudyE said...

I LOVE THE NAME I SECOND IT

JudyE said...

Or ABE

JudyE said...

My neck say it must stop computer even tablet lookin down I guess

Lynne2 said...

Abe is good too! Now, we could get a Valentino on Saturday!

Judie said...

Thank you Steve for the fresh thread for a first egg.

Congrats Lynne2 on the feather.

I vote for Lincoln.

Lolly said...

I like Abe! And stick that feather, Lynne,.......in your crown!!! :)

Hoda said...

JUDIE hugs. Cats are gone from avatar.

I vote for SHAR

Lynne2 said...

I can't believe it but I THINK my Codorus female might lay tonight! She is well settle in the nest and much later than normal!

JudyE said...

Shep arrives

JudyE said...

and Calling out

stronghunter said...

Both in nest. Calling.

stronghunter said...

Is that Shep turning the egg?

JudyE said...

Yep Shep is on egg I though she was gonna poof but not yer

JudyE said...

I think Belle looks like she may be getting back in the cup area digging can't see other White head

Sandi said...

Hi all - so happy to hear that Belle finally laid her first egg of the 2015 season! Yay! Good thing eagles are well-equipped for cold weather b/c Belle is surely going to get some this weekend.

I can just barely see the white head and tail feathers on the live cam but, even when the picture is pitch black, we know she'll be there in the nest tonight!

Thanks Steve for the new thread and thanks to everyone for reporting throughout the day.

Need to find something to eat - later all!

JudyE said...

I am assuming that it is Belle being she walked back to the cup and hasn't left yet Shep may be on edge of nest

Mema Jo said...

Just returning home
Wonderful meal at Red Lobster

Belle always seems to have the night incubation duty - Yes, next egg usually comes 2nd day after the first so we will maybe have a Happy Valentine

Mema Jo said...

Thank you Steve for the fresh new thread. I am so happy this egg is here

Lynne2 - Congrats on the call over.
Here's hoping the Codorus nest to be able to celebrate with us on this egg laying day...







Mema Jo said...

Love the report of Belle's head tucked - brings back lots of memories over the years past. Happy
to see that Shep (Almost typed Lib)
has been to the nest. I'm sure he didn't miss anything from the attic above as I doubt he flew too far from his Belle!

Mema Jo said...

Oh Judy - The Slap

Too much family drama for me to witness...Just not my cup of tea...
Let me know what it was like if you watch....

Simmering tension and buried secrets among a group of family and friends surface in the premiere of this drama when a man slaps another couple's child at a backyard party.

WVJerry said...

Thanks for all the reports. Congrats to Lynne2 on egg. Sorry I missed it but maybe I'ok catch the next one. Like names of Lincoln or Abe. I will go along with what you al decide. Good night all.


Lynne2 said...

a very eggcititing day! Must wrap up this work thing and get home.

Things are not going well there for us, MTBR.

See you on the morrow!

Lolly said...

Daffodils In full bloom all over my yard. Monday 80% chance of rain and 70% Tuesday as well as possible chance of snow. Do not know about snow but certainly will welcome rain!

Lolly said...

Lynne!!! Noooooooo!

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

Omigosh! We have an EGGBERT!!!
I am SO habby! Good thing that Belle has so much flugg up around her ears, considering the weather forecast for the nest!

Could it be that we'll have another egg on Valentine's Day?
Wouldn't that be nice!

Not much happening here. It's HOT, with mild Santa Ana winds (again!). I wish we actually had some winter weather.

Jo, we actually have some small green tomatoes forming on our tomato bush! The biggest one is the size of a 50-cent piece! Is it really mid-February?!

Well, I need to get a few chores done before dinnertime. Will check back in later tonight. Have a nice evening, everyone!
I ♥ us!!!...Congratulations, Belle & Shep!

Mema Jo said...

Andy - I know you will enjoy those tomatoes - Have a good evening and
push some warm weather our way! I don't like our double digit temps when they begin with 1 or 2 or even a 3..

Mema Jo said...

I do have 3 good shows on TV tonight

You know I say that just in case -

Goodnight and God Bless
and Thank you for our eagle egg
and keep Belle and Shep safe! ♥

NatureNut said...

HOORAY, HOORAY, AN EGG TODAY!
Missed it~~~had a panda nap after eye Dr. appt. Coming home w/snow flakes blowing and those blinding black plastic glasses! Not quite s adventurous as Nest happenings! Gotta read back----☺

magpie said...

Like the Lincolnm name idea, Lynne2:!
and love your Avatar....do I see Charley Harper there ???
Wahoo on this Egg in the Roost News....
Great Reporting, Pals ....I was no where NEAR the computer to watch...

xo ((Stay Warm, Pals ))
[and Eggbert !!].. Wow.... what a very cold night for its first night on the nest !!! ]

☺ ♥

magpie said...

LINCOLN!
(without the "m" at the end !)

JudyE said...

I have sent myself to the bedroom I have the DVR recording both my shows the new one and GA

I am watching AI in the bedroom

just passing through to get a drink






Judie said...

OMG! According to Jerry, Lynne2 laid an egg. Waaaay cool. Congratulations to Lynne2. lol

stronghunter said...

Going to wind things down tonight. Sleepy.

SED, everyone. Keep that egg warm, Belle.

stronghunter said...

Judie, we all know that Lynne2 is a very talented lady. :)

grannyblt said...

Good job Belle. I know you and Shep will do your best to keep the egg warm .

SED to all

Lolly said...

Lol. The Queen laid an egg!!!

Watched AI and now going to read.

Night all! SED!

Hoda said...

Good night all.
To the hospital first thing in the morning for yearly visit with Dracula!
All routine.
Holding with my various ailments.
All is good.
See you tomorrow.

DanaMo said...

Good morning!
Very cold and windy!! Was hoping that they would give us a delay, but no such luck. Lots of districts all around us delay, but no not Washington Co. Oh well.

Waiting for daylight to see who is in the nest. Excited to show the students!

Frisbee gets his stitches out today. Those who are not on Facebook...he has a tumor on his foot. It is cancer. The vet tried to remove it, but it is wrapped around the tendons and muscles and she was only able to get pieces for biopsy. This kind of cancer will not spread to other parts, but it won't go away and could continue to grow on his paw. I am taking him to an oncologist on Monday to see what the course of treatment will be. Yikes...this could be EXPENSIVE!!

Looks like I'm the only one up so far so I will check back in a bit.

Sandi said...

Goodorming Dana and all my eagle friends on this first full day of egg-watching. Can't see anything on the live cam and can only hear wind but it makes me smile to know that Belle is there protecting an egg.

15 degrees here but it feels like -8! Brrrr!! I'm sure it's colder than that in Shepherdstown!

Dana, Frisbee's tumor sounds similar to the one in Jenni's mouth. It's not cancerous so it won't metastasize to other parts of her body, but it will continue to grow and invade her jaw bone. Since Jenni was already 12 1/2 when we rescued her, we have opted not to have radical surgery done (which would remove part of her jaw bone) and not to do radiation treatments. The vet says he can "debulk it" if it grows too large and affects her eating. It's been 6 months since her initial surgery to reduce the size and, when I took her on Monday, the vet said it has grown very little, so we will just keep monitoring every 6 months. Good luck with Frisbee.

Well, today is my "no snow day" - it feels very strange to know it's a school day, I don't have any reason not to be there, and yet I'm not rushing around and getting ready.

Have agreat day all - stay warm if you're in the path of this frigid air!!

Sandi said...

Live cam just came into view and I see an eagle with her head tucked. Day 1, Mama Belle!

DanaMo said...

Good to see Belle!!

Sandi, it is cancerous, just that they do not think it will spread. It's called synovial myxoma low grade, but it is malignant. Frizz is 10.5. We will see what they think.

Belle seems to be hunkering down in the flug, probably trying to get/keep warm!!! Hope I can. Of course, I have the internal heater coming off and on all day! Being 51 is just grand.

WVJerry said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
WVJerry said...

Good morning Sandi and DanaMo. Getting a late start. See Belle on egg duty. 11 degrees here. Take care all. Talk later.

Sandi said...

There have been several parent switches this morning. One just happened - poor little egg was alone for about a minute while Shep just took off and then Belle landed. She is incubating again now. I got a great shot of egg#1 all alone - will put it on FB blog and in the album.

Kay said...

Surprise, NEW THREAD!!!!!

Come on over y'all!!!!!

NEW THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday

Apologies for my neglect on this site.  I'm thinking that it might be time to conclude this blog, as I started it before the social me...