A Possible Third Egg?
With the location of the scrape against the front edge of the nest box and the parents’ skillful measures to keep the eggs hidden, it has been difficult to confirm whether or not a third egg has been laid. We have seen occasional brief glimpses of the eggs, but only one or two have been visible at any given time. However, in the video below, recorded Tuesday, it appears that the male may be arranging three different eggs in the scrape. Again, it is not a clear look, so we can not officially confirm that there are three eggs, but watch below and see what you think. In the meantime, we will continue to keep a close eye on the nest box to see if we can get an accurate count on the number of eggs.