William V Ward
20 Jun 1977
- 1.0 km E of Savage Rapids Dam; Rogue River
- 42.4166667 -123.2166667
- 280 meters
- MAGNEMITE 610E
- Dan Gibson P500
- Dan Gibson Parabola 45.7cm/11cm (18in/4.3in)
Eggs were hatching during recording. One chick had hatched when I arrived. The other three were out within 45 minutes.
While photographing with remote release, I saw one parent removed shells and drop them in the nearby Rogue River. All shells were promptly removed. Display was the usual broken-wing pattern, plus both birds were lying on the ground, elevating their rumps and wagging their tails.