Sadly, right after these picture was taken; Daddy Bird removed the 4th unhatched egg from the nest. I’ve been intently watching and photographing this family, but I was surprised to see the dynamics between Dad & Mom. While Dad removed the egg from the nest, Mom fluttered around angrily. Once it was complete, Dad and Mom flew back to the nest together and took turns sitting on the nest. When Mom wasn’t on the nest, she would fly to where Dad had taken the egg and perch over the spot. It was like she hadn’t given up yet. Dad would then chirp loudly and Mom would fly back and take over the nest.