When I checked at 4:00 this afternoon 3 of the eggs were pipped, that is, the shell was very slightly broken from the inside. The ducklings do this roughly 24 hours before they hatch so they should start to emerge sometime tomorrow.
Jump Day: Saturday, … or maybe Friday
If they’ve all hatched by tomorrow evening then they could be jumping from the nest on Friday. Otherwise they’ll leave on Saturday and right now I think that’s more likely. In all the years of watching, I’ve never seen them leave in the afternoon – they’ve always gone in the morning. We’ll see what they do this time!
The outdoor camera is now live along with the inside camera. For links to these cameras go to the main page at birdsgv.com