Summary of Events - 2016

The diary started this year on Thursday 7th January 2016.

  Box1 Box2 Box3
8 Jan Monitoring started Monitoring started Monitoring started
8 Jan First visit    
14 Feb First nesting wriggle    
22 Feb   First time two birds in box together  
29 Feb     First visit
3 Mar   First nesting material brought into box  
4 Mar   Nesting wriggle  
6 Mar Fight at box entrance    
27 Mar     Nesting wriggle
4 Apr   First feather added to nest  
9 Apr First nesting material   First nesting material
18 Apr   Bird roosted in the box overnight for the first time  
20 Apr   FIRST EGG!  
21 Apr   Egg 2 (presumed)  
22 Apr   Egg 3  
23 Apr   Egg 4 (presumed)  
24 Apr   Eggs 5 & 6!  
25 Apr   Eggs 7 & 8  
26 Apr Fight in box Eggs 9 & 10  
27 Apr No more interest shown in box Egg 11 Bird roosted in the box overnight for the first time
28 Apr   Egg 12  
29 Apr   Egg 13  
30 Apr   Egg 14 - partial incubation started at 4.20pm FIRST EGG! (presumed, not seen!)
1 May   Egg 15 - incubation started around mid-day Egg 2 (presumed - 1 seen)
2 May   Egg 16 - second female wants to incubate too! Egg 3 (seen)
3 May   Egg 17 - both females now roosting in box overnight Egg 4 (presumed).  Fight in box.
4 May     Egg 5 (presumed)
5 May     Egg 6
6 May     Egg 7 - incubation started
7 May     Egg 8
16 May FIRST EGG! (presumed, not seen!) First few eggs hatch (3?)  
17 May Egg 2 (presumed) Several more eggs hatch  
18 May Egg 3 (only 2 seen)    
19 May Egg 4 (presumed)   Two eggs hatched first thing
20 May Egg 5    
21 May Egg 6 - partial incubation    
22 May Egg 7 - incubation started    
24 May   Eyes opening  
25 May   Neither hen bird is roosting in the nest box  
31 May   First observed wing flapping  
       
       
       
       
       

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