Friday, March 09, 2012

An Egg For Rosie, and Quicksilver, the African Grey, Does the Electric Can Opener


For Bobby and Rosie, One Egg in the Nest


There is an egg in the nest.
The red-tailed hawks of Washington Square Park, Bobby and Rosie, are guarding an egg in their aerie on the 12th-floor ledge of Bobst Library, outside of the New York University president’s office.
Hawk Cam
Chronicling the red-tailed hawks of Washington Square Park.
The president, John Sexton, saw the egg when both birds were out of the nest on Tuesday, said John Beckman, a university spokesman.
“It is a joy that we have now added the rhythms of nature to the rhythms of an academic community,” Dr. Sexton said in statement. Just as we did last year, City Room plans to broadcast the unfolding drama of life on the ledge via our Hawk Cam.
It remains to be seen how many eggs will be in the clutch: red-tails lay as many as five.
Once incubation begins — when Rosie hunkers down over the eggs and begins warming them in earnest — the gestation period is typically 28 to 35 days, though if we use last year’s 42-day incubation period as a forecasting model, the atypical can be typical.
Since the pair were first seen together in late December, they have...

Thanks to Pondove for the heads up!

Photo  Donegal Browne
I was in the bedroom when suddenly I heard the whirring of a motor emanating from the other side of the house.  What in the world?  Was the parrot on his perch?  You've got to be kidding. Because the parrot is standing on the lever of the can opener while it errrrrrs, his weight just enough to get it going. 

 Silver is not in the least perturbed.       

Photo Donegal Browne

The results of a March snowstorm.  I very much like how the "nest" looks covered in snow.  Almost immediately the temperature soared up to the 50's, the grass has begun to green under the bird feeders, and for the last few nights every now and again, a bird sings a snatch of his species song.

Speaking of sound, just in from Robin of Illinois- and Eagle Cam with SOUND!

Donegal Browne

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