Saturday, April 23, 2005

Last report on Dash

After wishing us all well, and keeping his fingers crossed for the outcome of our nest, Steve Watson writes:

Lilly spent very little time during the day yesterday on the eggs (about 1 hour), and hasn't been on them since before 7 a.m. today. She spent the night in the box, snoozing away. I watched her hunting yesterday afternoon, and she was doing very well.

So this is almost certainly the end of this clutch. We'll wait until she doesn't spend the night in the box, then take it down, install the pigeon spikes, clean it out and put it back up. With luck, she may find another mate, or we'll get another species in there. If not, we'll just have to wait until next year.