Summary of Events - 2002

The diary started this year on Thursday 3rd January.

Date Box1 Box2
18 Jan   Installed Box2
21 Jan   Bird seen on box
26 JAn Box1 installed (late due to tree work)  
3 Feb Bird seen in box  
8 Feb   Two birds seen in box
19 Feb   First bits of moss seen in box
9 Mar First bits of moss and nesting wriggles  
20 Mar   Nesting well under way
21 Mar   Roosting first observed
25 Mar Bird roosting Bird still regularly roosting
27 Mar   Nest cup being created
28 Mar Bird no longer roosting  
1-7 Apr HOLIDAY HOLIDAY
 8 Apr   Two eggs already in nest on return from holiday
11 Apr   Egg 3
12 Apr   Egg 4
13 Apr Bird 1 roosting regularly again Egg 5
14 Apr   Egg 6
16 Apr   Egg 7
17 Apr   Egg 8
18 Apr Egg 1 "Something odd going on in Box2"
19 Apr Egg 2 Fight in adjacent oak tree
20 Apr Egg 3  
21 Apr Egg 4 Fresh material brought into nest
28 Apr Egg 5  
29 Apr Egg 6  
1 May Egg 7.   Start of incubation  
2 May Egg 8  
5 May   Egg 9
6 May   Egg 10
7 May   Egg 11.   Start of incubation
13 May Three eggs hatch between 17.20 and 19.00 hrs  
14 May Three more eggs hatch  
15 May Two eggs still visible mid morning  
16 May No sign of any eggs - covered by nesting material  
19 May   Four eggs hatch between 11.00 and 18.30 hrs
20 May   Two more eggs hatch, one early, one about 19.00 hrs
22 May Feathers developing on embryonic wings  
25 May Wing feathers clearly visible.  Chick first seen out of nest cup.  
27 May    
28 May Preening and wing stretching with occasional wing flapping.
Chicks regularly out of nest cup.
 
29 May Boss chick grabbing food as Beauty enters Chicks' eyes start to open
1 Jun Boss chick flew at 1225.  Others at  1745 and 1955 hrs  
2 Jun The remaining four chicks flew before 0800 hrs  
7 Jun   One chick flew at about 0920
8 Jun   The remaining four chicks flew before 0800

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