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The First Egg of the 2016 Nesting Season!

Merri Lays Her First Egg!

Merri laid her first egg early in the morning of Wednesday, April 6.

04/06/2016

Merri laid her first egg early in the morning of Wednesday, April 6. She can lay up to four eggs per season, and she lays them approximately every other day. So we can expect the second egg to appear this Friday, April 8, 2016.

You may see the eggs left unattended for short periods of time. This is normal. Incubation doesn’t really begin in earnest until about the third egg. From then on, Merri and her mate will take turns sitting on the nest to keep the eggs warm. The eggs are expected to hatch 30 to 33 days after the last one is laid.