We got a look at Alice's new egg last night when she took a 10 minute break about 5:00 PM last night. All of a sudden there are lots of belly feathers around it, making it look well cared-for.
Alice hooted a lot while off her nest so Hein hooted with her while I quickly got her supper ready. I fed her a few tidbits by hand while she was off the nest.
This morning she got off her nest about 5 AM to poop, then was right back on it. Around 7 AM she took a break but had trouble getting back up to her tall perch by the nest...somehow she had a hold of one of her wings with her foot while grasping the perch with the same foot and hanging upside down. I ran at warp speed and helped her up onto the perch. I moved her tall chair perch into the room now to help her get back up to the nest through more incremental steps, as I did last year. When she sits all day on the nest she seems to lose muscle tone and has more trouble getting from perch to perch. This makes it a bit easier for her.