Karen McCunney posted these screencaps on the Franklin Hawkaholic Facebook page of the formel seemingly aware that something is happening with one of her eggs.
Here's a close up posted by Larraine Campbell
And now at 12:30 PM, she is back in incubation mode.
An hour later, the tiercel returns, and as he and the formel switch over, we get another glimpse of the pipping egg, and how it has changed position since the view an hour ago. This changeover is now so smooth and fast, one has to be very adept to do a good screencap - thanks to Marge Goodman,
This screen cap from Janette Benner has the tiercel carefully inspecting the situation
Last year, when the pipping began, John Blakeman sent us this very helpful commentary about the haggards' response when the eggs start to hatch:
John Blakeman comments:
"I think all of this [formel's restlessness] is a response to pipping sounds and perhaps even some very soft vocalizations from the eyasses yet in the egg.
Both haggards, when incubating, can feel the movements of the unhatched eyasses, very much as a human mother can feel the movements of her unborn baby.
With new sounds and tiny motions in the egg, a whole new set of behaviors is being prompted. Motherhood is a profound phenomenon, across all species. (We men pretty much don't get it, just inexplicably watch it.)