An Egg!


I am very proud.  Jonathan is ecstatic; he started flying huge circles around the nest screaming a high pitched creech-scree-creeeh!

Nesting Facts

The female lays two to four eggs within a month. The eggs are Cream to pinkish cinnamon with bold splotches of reddish-brown.

Clutch Size
1–4 eggs

Number of Broods
1 broods

Incubation Period
36–42 days

Nestling Period
50–55 days

Incubation begins when the first egg is laid. Subsequent eggs are laid one to three days apart; clutches have 2-4 eggs. The female usually takes on most of the responsibility of incubation, seldom leaving except to feed. The male then takes over incubation until her return.

Harriett Raptor

Coming up:

The DDT story

About Harriett Raptor

Eight-year-old mother of five, fluent in telepathy, a possessor of genetic memory, a genius and scholar. Harriett holds the equivalent of a PhD in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the Homo sapiens’ concept of the humanities. Her understanding of mathematics and logic are beyond Homo sapiens’ current comprehension. Harriett is a thinker, a wise osprey, especially distinguished for her expertise in the Homo sapiens problem.
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