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Trey on DutyTrey spent much more of today incubating the eggs than Princess usually lets him. I suspect it is because today was warmer, sunnier and less breezy than it has been since they began incubating. It was the same last year, when the weather warmed up, she took more time off the eggs. Better now than when the eggs hatch because it won't take long for the chicks to be too large for Trey to easily keep under him - he's just too small and they grow too fast.
My recommendation is to watch this gallery as a slideshow - you can watch Trey as he starts his obsessive housekeeping and then practically does hand-stands when he changes position on the eggs!
There are a couple of photos of Princess in the evening (last third and fourth images), I suspect she's started to incubate through the night now. On the last two images, the rosy glow is the sunset lighting up Portage Avenue below the nestledge just before it gets too dark to see the birds on the cam.
Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project (Manitoba)