Monday, 31 March 2008

Lady of the House?

It now seems very likely that the bird who turned up at the camera nest yesterday is our regular breeding female.

Unfortunately she is not ringed so we have to rely on our records and memories of her markings- which certainly seem to match- to identify her.

She spent a long time on the high perch above the nest this morning looking very much at home. The volunteer on duty this afternoon reports she was seen adding sticks to the nest, which is just what you would expect of the 'lady of the house'.

So where's our regular male? He had better hurry , because if last year is anything to go by, we may well have a couple of other passing males try to tempt our lady before he turns up.
It going to be an interesting few days!


  1. After being seen on the nest this morning she did not put in an appearance until after 4.00 this afternoon. After preening herself for a while the old maternal instinct kicked in and she started to busy herself around the nest rearranging large branches and even bringing in more wood which she had collected. Among the visitors to the centre today there was a small group of women and children from Finland.

  2. Great news about the sightings.

    When do you hope to have the webcam up and running?

  3. Hi Nigel. The webcam is in place, it's been enable this morning and there should be webcam pictures after 1.30pm this afternoon. I have been checking the feed and we might be having a few teething troubles, so bear with us if it's not perfect to begin with! Thanks, Allan (FCS web editor)


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