An egg !

We have at least one, perhaps two eggs.  Since yesterday (Tuesday 7th May), a marked change in behaviour was noted in both KL, who tended the nest, sat at regular intervals, then moved around, and the male continued to bring in material.  By yesterday afternoon, KL had sat, appearing regularly to turn the egg(s), and when the male has brought in fish, she goes off, and he takes his turn to incubate….classic behaviour suggesting the start of laying their clutch.  What is also interesting, is that the birds continue to mate, on changeover, suggesting that there are still more eggs to be produced in the days going forward.  Here KL is happily incubating, taken this afternoon (Wednesday 8th May) at 16.55.

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