Sunday, 3 May 2015

Nest box camera update 5 - The first eggs

The first egg was laid on Wednesday and there has been one a day since so today we are up to five.  The female is out all day but pops into the box from time to time to turn the eggs, often leaving them covered with feathers.  She is bed by 7 in the evening but up and out early (before I get up).  She won't start brooding in the day until all the eggs are laid, probably some time later this week.  Regular updates are made on the Nestbox camera 2015 page via the tab above. Once all the eggs have been laid there probably won't be much to report until they hatch.

Here is the mother fast asleep on the eggs.

1 comment:

  1. How nice! My Mrs BT is still fussing her nest and sleeping over but no eggs yet. Perhaps the cold weather and this week's frosts down in the valley have delayed things.