Got a Hatch???

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Looks like it. On late Thursday afternoon I heard the cry of the red shoulder.
(Kee-R KEE-R KEE-R) I knew they were incubating since 4/14/07 and I was thinking when I heard the cries maybe a hatch. (Takes about 33 days give or take a few) So bum knee or not off I went and yes I think we have a few (hope) more red shoulders in Willow. She acted like she was feeding something in the bowl of the nest so I watched for about 45 minuets from my wagon with a scope on the window. I took a few with the 100 to 400 for the record. (6 photos) Back on Saturday 5/12 and saw the first head in scope. (Photos #7 & 8)
Lou

#1 Here they are about to make a change on the eggs. (First two photos taken while still incubating).
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#2 I think this is Mom taking a well-deserved break.

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#3 This is when I first arrived and I think she was a little on edge when I backed my wagon into the spot I watch from. . I am bumping them up a bit so you can see in the nest.
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#4 Well it looks like she got over it and is tearing meat apart and feeding something down in the bowl of the nest.
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#5 She has been at it for quite a while now.
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#6 All complete and she has gone back down to cover the (I hope) new young. I noticed that when covering the young she did not go as far down in the bowl as with the eggs.
I would love to see 4 but I am sure they would be happy with 2.
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#7 & 8 Taken on a later revisit Sat. 5/12/07
Hard to see in the photo but very clear in the scope. Blown to 100%
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#8 FF of # 7
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