Outside adult cam
Nanny cams may have gotten their name from parents who want to spy on caretakers.However, indoor cameras serve a much broader purpose.Incubation (which takes about 33 days) should have begun when the penultimate (second to last) egg was laid, so hatching is expected on or close to April 22--fittingly, Earth Day! She had been seen on camera several times in January 2017; on January 13 she was there chee-upping loudly; Terzo could be heard calling loudly back to her from off camera.Both birds have been seen on camera, although not for long stretches of time, as recently as February 22,2017. The nesting season started with the pair Hope (female) and E2 (male) as the resident pair. On March 15 E2 was found dead about a half mile away from the nest, apparently struck by a car. It was banded on May 29 and fledged two weeks later on June 13.As parents to four young children, it’s always been important to Jodie Norton and her husband, Bennett, to teach their kids about staying safe.While some parents focus on the idea of “stranger danger” with their kids, Norton says her family chose to teach their kids about “tricky people” — a way of identifying dangerous people created by Pattie Fitzgerald, founder of Safely Ever After, an educational company dedicated to the prevention of childhood sexual abuse.Norton, who blogs at Time Well Spent, wrote about how the “tricky people” concept saved her two oldest boys, then ages 10 and 8, from potential abduction.
They can also serve as an extra set of eyes when your kids are in other rooms.
Update: 5/31/17: Although their Gulf Tower counterparts have fledged in the past two days, the Pitt chicks are about a week behind them developmentally, so we anticipate they will fledge in about a week or ten days!
5/16/2017: PA Game Commission biologists banded the three nestlings today.
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