The fine weather has brought a flurry of egg-laying activity.
On Saturday we eggs were laid in nests one, two, and three. (It is likely that the third egg in nest 3 was laid overnight on Friday).
On Sunday, another egg arrived in nest 3, this was first noticed at lunchtime.
Monday brought three more eggs, with additions in nests one and three. Later in the afternoon we had the arrival of the first egg in nest five. This may be a record, as the female in the nest will be nineteen years old this year – making her the oldest known breeding chough.
It gets more difficult to give exact timings, as the females are now sitting on the eggs for longer periods, as incubation begins in earnest.
So, the total at the end of Monday 10th April – nine eggs in four nests, with more on the way…