Big Pine Nest: Eggs Have Been Laid

Jordan Lake: Eggs have been laid! This afternoon the Captain and I were out on his boat doing nest checks. This photo was made at a distance of an eighth of a mile – 660ft. You cannot see this view from anywhere on land. So please remember that and let’s remind everybody to not actually enter the shelter area. In this kind of cold weather if either parent comes off those eggs and leaves them for even a few minutes the eggs will die. An attempt at getting a sighting or a photo from land is not worth the loss of a single egg. You have to look carefully to see Dad Pitch’s eye through the branches – the yellow arrow is just below his eye. Dad is small and sits down low in the nest.