Following a two year hiatus, vultures again used the shed as a nest site. An untagged adult pair prepared the nest, chased off at least one vulture and crow, and mated in the shed from 2/25/16 to 3/2/16. The first egg appeared 3/2/16 at 10:13 PM. On 3/5/16 at 9:45 AM, the adult female assumed a “sitting” position and laid a second egg. Using the 39 day interval from previous years, the chicks should begin hatching April 10th, plus or minus a couple days. In the meantime, the adults will take turns incubating the eggs.
Day-to-day narrative and photos for 2016 activity is available at http://chimneyswifts.net/forum/
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