Nervous Times

With no sign of hatching today, both Ward and June appear to be getting anxious. June is spending more time staring at the eggs as if looking for some sign of life. That sign should come in the form of the peeping sound that comes from inside the egg before the owlet hatches, but so far there is no indication that she has heard it. Ward is showing his interest by again making more than five food deliveries before dawn and following up with a noon mouse delivery. June has, however, not started to store it inside the nest as she would do if she heard and owlet peeping. She has, instead, eaten it all herself and I'm beginning to wonder if her time away from the nest on that cold day early in the incubation period may have harmed the eggs. The next couple of days should tell. 

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