Day one of incubation

Following the exciting arrival of the first egg yesterday evening, it’s been a quiet day in the bay today. 5R and his mate have been incubating the single egg for most of the day. The one exception came this evening when the two birds left the egg uncovered.

This is not unusal at this stage of the incubation period; they will often not incubate fully until the female has laid all three eggs – and that may not be until Sunday.

Eggs are usually laid two days apart, so keep a close eye on the webcam tomorrow and see if you can be the first person to spot egg number two!

One response to “Day one of incubation”

  1. barry bateman

    wow how nice to see her with an egg having watched her for days now i thought it was due she as been showing signs of getting ready to lay, amazing from barry