San Jose Nest Diary 2014:
February 27: Laying began on this date this year. We look forward to completion of the clutch with a total of four eggs arriving in sequence approximately every 56 hours.
February 11, 2014: As Valentines Day approaches, the San Jose City Hall pair have been seen on the nest ledge regularly, doing nest ledge displays at the gravel tray, and digging scrapes in the gravel where the eggs will be incubated. These are important courtship activities. This morning, Clara is preening while perched on the short wall. Perching close to the nest scrape for long periods is an indication that egg-laying is probably not far off.