Continued from Manton Bay – April 2020
The history of the Manton Bay nest, breeding stats and links to previous threads can be found here
The season so far:Mar 16: Blue 33(11) returned 07:12Mar 16: Maya returned 13:16Mar 29: Egg #1 laid 20:52Apr 04: Egg #2 first seen 13:27Apr 06: Egg #3 first seen 05:09Apr 09: Egg #4 first seen 07:00
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It is now 33 days since Maya laid her first egg which should hatch around 35-37 days so we can expect to see the first bobblehead of the season in a few days.
Meanwhile Maya sleeps while protecting those four precious eggs beneath her
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Moody start for the first day of the month but sunny skies forecast to return next week. Hopefully they do for the first hatching. Also lets hope Maya and 33 don't bring in any more stick or hay and block our view!
07:34 View of the bay as 33 incubates
33 sitting pretty
08:03 Maya returns with a piece of nesting material to change over
33 flies off and Maya settles
In reply to Karen:
Thank you for the new thread, Karen. Not too long to wait until the first hatch now!
You're right Sandra - not long, in fact we will be on hatch watch from Sunday as that will be Day 35 !!
Sadly I missed the lovely sunrise this morning but Rutland posted a picture of it on their Facebook Page
© Rutland Osprey Project - link to their FB Post
Thankfully it seems to have brightened up and Maya is currently incubating
Maya gives the eggs a turn
Maya flies off for a break leaving 33 to take over
Wow, I'm in at last !!!
These are just 2 snaps, both of which was a nice freezes:
EDIT - Haha! Someone changed their mind in that sentence
IMAGICAT | LG DAILY OBS
cams are freezing/going down.
33 has arrived with and placing a large stick!
He has flown as I type
BNN has very kindly been tutoring me on how to take quick captures with Bandicam
33 was on the nest ready to take over egg duty but he fiddled with that mossy stick before settling down
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