News Update

11/05/2020

We are now entering the fourth week after our female laid her first egg on the 15th April.

Apart from taking breaks for visits to the bathroom and exercising she has diligently continued to incubate the eggs whilst the male has supplied a regular supply of food for her. Mutual grooming and mating has continued but it is unlikely that she will lay any more eggs.

Research suggests that the incubation period for the eggs is between 30 and 31 days and the female can hear the young calling from inside the egg 24 hours before hatching.

Hatching usually occurs in the small hours of the morning, with the first hole appearing the previous evening.

Hopefully we should see our first chick appear about Friday 15th May.

Keep watching the webcam for live streaming from the nest box.

Regards

WBOT.

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