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Three Eggs in the Nest Already

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March 28, 2017

Big Red glides into Fernow Nest from Stadium Lights

BR has been back and forth to the nest all morning, spending time perching around campus on trees and the stadium lights. 

March 27, 2017

Osprey Egg #1 Laid on the Savannah Cam

Early in the morning on March 27, the Osprey pair that's been inhabiting the Savannah nest laid their first egg! It may be hard to see when you're tuned in, but the lone egg is nested deep in the substrate of the nest bowl. In this clip, we get a definitive peek at the egg when the male rolls it after delivering a headless fish to the female. Ospreys most commonly lay 3 egg clutches, although numbers can range anywhere between 1-4 eggs. Eggs are laid every 2-3 days until the clutch is complete, with eggs most often laid early in the mornings. Keep watch to see when/if the next egg comes! 

March 27, 2017

Male Lance-tailed Manakins Put on a Cooperative Duet for Female

The leapfrog dance is one of the most fantastic displays in the Lance-tailed Manakins' courtship repertoire. Here, two males team up to provide an onlooking female with an elaborate show of ability and endurance as they perform alternating backward-hover flights just inches away from her (in addition to various other displays).