Mom seems to be contemplating the imminent arrival of the two little beings inside those shells. As of Sunday, May 22, the first egg is 19 days. That’s the normal period before hatching. The second egg is two days behind.
So any time now we’re likely to see a couple of gangly youngsters … and two very busy parents, trying to keep them fed and corralled at the nest.
The biggest problem the adults were having today (Sunday) was keeping the curious – and possibly destructive – gulls away from the nest.