Summary of Events - 2018

The diary started this year on Saturday 6th January 2018.

  Box1 Box2 Box3
1 Jan Monitoring started Monitoring started  
2 Jan A minor tiff over the ownership of the box    
10 Jan Two birds are still disputing the ownership of this box. First visit noted
20 Mar   Start of nest building  
21 Mar Start of nest building    
19 Apr Start of roosting Nest building, which had been sporadic, appears to stop.
Male still around but no sign of female.
 
21 Apr Nest complete    
22 Apr EGG 1?    
23 Apr Presumed second egg    
24 Apr Presumed third egg    
25 Apr Presumed fourth egg    
26 Apr Presumed fifth egg    
27 Apr Egg 6 - all 6 eggs seen at last    
28 Apr Egg 7 - Partial incubation    
29 Apr Egg 8 - Incubation started    
30 Apr Egg 9    
1 May Still just 9 eggs    
6 May   Nest building restarted with avengeance!  
10 May   Nest building completed.  Start of roosting - EGG 1?  
11 May   Presumed second egg  
12 May 3 eggs had hatched when first switched on. Egg 3 - Actually saw 1 or 2 eggs  
13 May Still 2 unhatched eggs first thing Egg 4 - Actually saw 2 eggs  
14 May One unhatched egg first thing Egg 5 - All 5 eggs seen!  
15 May All eggs appear to have hatched Egg 6 - All clearly seen - also partial incubation started  
16 May   Egg 7 - Incubation started  
17 May   Egg 8 - Will she ever stop?  
18 May   Egg 9 - Not yet anyway!  And she has been sitting on them for 2 days now!  
19 May   No more eggs laid.  
21 May 9 chicks clearly visible
Female no longer roosting in box overnight
   
28 May Wing flapping and a lot of wing stretching    
29 May   Two eggs hatched by 10am  
31 May Two chicks fledged early and one at 12:59:21 Most of the remaining eggs hatched.  
1 Jun The remaining chicks fledged before switch-on (8:48am) Nine chick all appear well.  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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