Hatching begins…!

Screen Shot 2013-05-05 at 16.13.21

During a brief absence by the female earlier, movement in at least two of the eggs was clearly visible. Later, when the male and female birds swapped over at about 15:55, two chicks were now clearly visible.

At the time of writing (16:20) the male is incubating, and you can see part of one of the eggshells in the picture below.

Screen Shot 2013-05-05 at 16.17.30Expect more updates as things progress… exciting times!

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One comment

  1. Glimpsed the first chick at 1535 half in its shell, the female having eaten part of the shell at 1530 before moving off the nest briefly before returning to brood.

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