There was supposed to be a photo with that last post. Don’t know what happened. It has been raining all day today and I did not get to see if there was a 5th egg. Will try tomorrow.
Here is that 4th egg.
There is a 5th egg and she is now sitting. I saw the male on the shepherd’s hook with a grub to take to the box but mama left the nest before he could get it to her. That is when I took the photo of the eggs. She was back about 15 minutes later.
Judy, Carol and all, yes, lots of excitement in this first sitting. And the weather seems to be having trouble deciding what it is going to do – cool, cold , hot. There is no pattern at all. I have seen both birds today on the shepherd’s hook but mama bird just stays a little while and goes back in. It is still cool even though the temps today were in the 60’s wind chill brought them down.